Born in 1989 in Waterloo, Ontario, Mike McDonald is a Canadian professional poker player best known for being the youngest-ever European Poker Tour champion. McDonald won the EPT Dortmund Main Event in 2008 and pocketed €933,600 for his impressive showing.
While his breakout showing in Dortmund remains McDonald's largest score on the EPT, he has found much success at other events since. In 2010, McDonald made a final table appearance that resulted in a third place finish at the EPT Prague Main Event. McDonald pocketed a cool €295,000 for this showing. Not too long after, McDonald claimed victory at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em side event where his first place showing won him over $146,000.
McDonald started playing poker when he was a teenager and soon became known at the online poker tables by his nickname “Timex”, a moniker that he still goes by to this day. Despite being a short stack for a majority of the early final table play during Day 2, McDonald managed to build a stack and will be entering this final table third in chips with 2.3 million.