Michael McDonald (poker player)

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Mike McDonald
Nickname(s) Tîmex
Residence Waterloo, Ontario
Born September 11, 1989 (1989-09-11) (age 29)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 9
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 10

Mike McDonald (born September 11, 1989) is a Canadian poker player. McDonald is the youngest person to win an event on the European Poker Tour (EPT)[1] and the youngest person to win an event on the Epic Poker League (EPL).[2]

On July 11, 2014, McDonald is ranked #7 on the Global poker index (he ranked as high as #5 in April 2014).[3]

At 18 years of age, McDonald won the EPT German Open in Dortmund, Germany in February 2008 winning €933,600 ($1,370,161). Earlier in January the same year, he also won the A$1,000 PokerPro No Limit Hold'em preliminary event at the Aussie Millions and came runner up in another preliminary event.

He has had numerous other notable finishes including a 5th-place finish in Dortmund in 2009, and a 3rd-place finish in Deauville on the European Poker Tour, as well as a 4th-place finish in Venice in 2009 on the World Poker Tour and a 6th-place finish in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six Handed event at the World Series of Poker.

In September 2011, McDonald won the $20,000 buy-in 8-max No Limit Hold'em tournament at the Epic Poker League earning over $780,000.

McDonald finished in 2nd place at the 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event, earning just over $1,000,000 and narrowly missing out on becoming the first player to have two EPT titles.[4]

As of March 2018, his total live tournament winnings exceed $13,200,000.[5]


  1. ^ Waterloo hotbed for poker prodigies
  2. ^ "Main Event 2: Champion for the Ages". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25.
  3. ^ "Mike McDonald - MXD247 - Canada - The Official Global Poker Index – GPI Rankings".
  4. ^ "PCA 2014: Dominik Panka outlasts Timex to steal PCA glory for Poland - PokerStarsBlog.com".
  5. ^ "Mike McDonald's profile on The Hendon Mob".

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