James Mackey

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James Mackey
James Mackey 2007.jpg
Mackey at the $15,000 buy-in National Poker League's Vegas Open Championship in 2007.
ResidenceColumbia, Missouri
BornFebruary 1986 (age 32)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)28
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)6
Information accurate as of 2 August 2016.

James Mackey (born February 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri) attended the University of Missouri before dropping out of a pre-med program to pursue a career in professional poker. At 21 years and 4 months, James Mackey became the third youngest poker player at the time to ever win a World Series of Poker bracelet when he won the 2007 $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event.

The final table in this event included two players from the 2005 and 2006 Main Event as well as 2 former bracelet winners. Mackey, however, dispatched his competition in the shortest final table since May 2003 in 2 hours, 35 minutes. The final hand of the tournament was the famous 10-2---the same hand that Doyle Brunson won back to back World Series of Poker Main Events with.[1]

James Mackey started playing poker online in 2005 when he invested $75 in an online account. He turned that initial investment into $20,000 and decided to pursue a career professionally.[2]

In the 2008 World Series of Poker, Mackey finished runner-up to Anthony Rivera in the $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event, earning $297,792.

World Championship of Online Poker[edit]

On September 24, 2007, Mackey under the screen name mig.com won the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $1050 buy-in event winning $580,212.50 and the WCOOP bracelet. This was the third biggest prize in the site's history.[3]

As of 2009, James Mackey has live tournament winnings over $1,700,000.[4] His 5 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,060,800 of those winnings.[5]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2007 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em $730,740