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AgeSep 11, 1989 (24 years old)
HometownWaterloo, On, Canada

GPI Ranking of Mike McDonald

GPI rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#12 #2 3,174.78 pts#5 
PoY 2014 rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#47 #6 651.59 pts#16

PocketFives

Online rankingOnline total earningsUsername
#1702$1,649,103timex

Live Best Cash

$1,701,808

All Time Money

$10,055,204

Tournament Results of Mike McDonald

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2014

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em (Event #26)
Jun 11 - 13, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50072nd1594$4,626 130.60 pts 43.53 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Handed
Apr 28 - 29, 2014 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
5,000 + 3008th18724,600 282.89 pts 94.30 pts

EPT Vienna

Vienna, Austria

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo - Bounty
Mar 26, 2014 Hofburg Palace
500 + 5024th2721,100 52.84 pts 17.61 pts

2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - $250,000 Challenge
Feb 9 - 10, 2014 Crown Casino
AU$250,0003rd30AU$1,900,000 276.02 pts 92.01 pts
No Limit Hold'em - $100,000 Challenge
Feb 7 - 8, 2014 Crown Casino
AU$100,0002nd47AU$1,500,000 378.44 pts 126.15 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 7, 2014 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$10,000 + $3002nd1031$1,064,865 468.22 pts 208.10 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Jan 5, 2014 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$98,000 + $2,0008th46$217,320 157.26 pts 69.89 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - EPT High Roller
Dec 16 - 18, 2013 Hilton Prague Hotel
10,000 + 3005th137115,400 271.67 pts

WPT Alpha8 - Saint Kitts

St. Kitts, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

No Limit Hold'em - WPT Alpha8
Nov 16 - 17, 2013 St. Kitts Resort & The Royal Beach Casino Marriot
$97,000 + $3,0003rd23$434,560 183.12 pts

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2013 Casino Barcelona
48,000 + 2,0004th40269,400 207.01 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed Turbo
May 12, 2013 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
10,000 + 3002nd3684,600 124.97 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Turbo
May 8, 2013 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
1,000 + 105th1669,600 53.83 pts

EPT Berlin

Berlin, Germany

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 23, 2013 Grand Hyatt Berlin
2,000 + 15022nd2375,050 58.09 pts

EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - EPT Main Event
Mar 10 - 16, 2013 Grosvenor Victoria Casino
£5,000 + £25020th647£17,500 127.95 pts

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Zoom Mobile Challenge (Event #10)
Jan 10, 2013 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$1,000 + $257th59$2,660 13.11 pts

WPT Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
Dec 7, 2012 Kings Casino
10,000 + 3005th5639,200 52.10 pts

WPT Montreal

Kahnawake, QC, Canada

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Nov 23 - 26, 2012 Playground Poker Club
C$3,000 + C$30027th1173C$17,615 49.61 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 10, 2012 Casino Sanremo
900 + 907th1234,300 21.42 pts

2012 World Series of Poker - Europe

Cannes, France

Pot Limit Omaha - Six Handed (Event #6)
Sep 27 - 29, 2012 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
1,500 + 15011th2065,103 31.06 pts

WPT Regional Series - Florida Jacksonville BestBet Summer Series

Jacksonville, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 26, 2012 bestbet Jacksonville
$23010th $432 1.13 pts

EPT/Estrellas Poker Tour - Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
Aug 17, 2012 Casino Barcelona
50,0005th55215,100 57.49 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship - No Limit Hold'em (Event #61)
Jul 7 - Oct 30, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000386th6598$28,530 16.06 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)
Jul 3 - 5, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00044th474$20,050 19.63 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Ante Only (Event #49)
Jun 27 - 28, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,5006th939$39,931 17.75 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #46)
Jun 25 - 27, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50081st1607$7,860 14.31 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #31)
Jun 16 - 18, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500164th2811$3,719 9.84 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - 6 Max Turbo High Roller
May 1, 2012 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
10,000 + 3008th6525,500 18.91 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Max
Apr 30 - May 1, 2012 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
5,000 + 25011th9810,700 16.05 pts

EPT Madrid

Madrid, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 12, 2012 Casino Gran Madrid
5,000 + 3009th47735,000 29.17 pts

EPT Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - Re-Entry
Dec 9 - 10, 2011 Hilton Prague Hotel
10,000 + 3002nd42112,700 27.58 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Dec 5 - 10, 2011 Hilton Prague Hotel
5,000 + 30027th72217,000 24.32 pts

WPT Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - Six Max
Dec 4, 2011 Kings Casino
3rd13714,802
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Dec 1 - 5, 2011 Kings Casino
3,200 + 30063rd5716,400 14.00 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Max
Oct 26 - 27, 2011 Casino Sanremo
10,000 + 3003rd4695,206 24.93 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 21 - 27, 2011 Casino Sanremo
4,600 + 30018th83719,000 27.94 pts

2011-12 Epic Poker League - Event 2

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em 8 Handed - League Main Event
Sep 6 - 9, 2011 Palms
$20,0001st97$782,410 45.70 pts

Bellagio Cup VII

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
Jul 12 - 19, 2011 Bellagio
$10,000 + $8020th224$15,031 20.00 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha Championship
Jun 24 - 26, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00032nd361$20,699 20.01 pts
Pot Limit Omaha - Six Handed
Jun 20 - 22, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,0006th507$73,965 28.94 pts

EPT Grand Final

Madrid, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Turbo
May 12, 2011 Casino Gran Madrid
10,000 + 305th4430,000 20.12 pts

2011 Fallsview Poker Classic

Ontario, Canada

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 8 - 9, 2011 Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
C$2,350 + C$15015th C$12,145 12.73 pts

Canadian Open Poker Championship

Calgary, Canada

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Aug 27 - 28, 2010 Deerfoot Inn & Casino
C$2,000 + C$20015th220C$5,100 9.08 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em
Apr 27 - 28, 2010 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
5,000 + 2505th20260,700

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo
Apr 19, 2010 Casino Sanremo
300 + 304th2245,000

EPT Deauville

Deauville, France

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 20 - 25, 2010 Casino Barriere de Deauville
5,000 + 3003rd768295,000

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 9, 2010 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$1,500 + $1001st446$146,804
No Limit Hold'em
Jan 8, 2010 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$1,000 + $10019th393$3,050

Full Tilt Poker Million VIII

Sky Sports, England

Heat 1
Dec 1, 2009 Sky Sports
2nd6
Turbo Heat 1
Dec 1, 2009 Sky Sports
3rd6

Master Classics of Poker 2009

Amsterdam, Netherlands

No Limit Hold'em
Nov 13, 2009 Holland Casino
750 + 502nd27837,530

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - EPT Main Event
Sep 4 - 9, 2009 Casino Barcelona
8,000 + 30011th42840,000

WPT Venice

Venice, Italy

No Limit Hold'em
May 6 - 10, 2009 Casino Di Venezia
4,000 + 4004th397109,540

EPT - German Open

Dortmund, Germany

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 10 - 14, 2009 Spielbank Hohensyburg
5,000 + 2505th667197,000

2009 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 23 - 24, 2009 Crown Casino
AU$2,000 + AU$2008th266AU$14,896
No Limit Hold'em - Aussie Millions
Jan 18, 2009 Crown Casino
AU$10,000 + AU$50039th681AU$25,000

Poker Million VII

Sky Sports, England

Heat 12
Jul 29, 2008 Sky Sports
4th6

EPT German Open

Dortmund, Germany

EPT German Open - No Limit Hold'em
Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2008 Spielbank Hohensyburg
7,700 + 3001st411933,600

2008 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

Australian Heads Up Championship
Jan 17 - 19, 2008 Crown Casino
AU$5,000 + AU$3008th64AU$20,000
PokerPro No Limit Hold'em
Jan 12, 2008 Crown Casino
AU$1,000 + AU$501st97AU$33,950
No Limit Hold'em
Jan 5 - 6, 2008 Crown Casino
AU$1,000 + AU$1002nd537AU$85,920

EPT Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

EPT Prague - No Limit Hold'em
Dec 10 - 14, 2007 Hilton Prague Hotel
4,700 + 30014th55520,200

The Big One

CROYDON, England

No Limit Hold'em
Nov 24, 2007 Big Slick Club
£500 + £503rd45£4,000

Ranking history

GPI

PoY 2013

PoY 2014

DateGPI rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#123174.78
Jul 16, 2014#113174.78
Jul 12, 2014#113200.99
Jul 9, 2014#73304.22
Jul 5, 2014#113233.52
Jul 2, 2014#113238.51
Jun 28, 2014#143238.51
Jun 25, 2014#143230.60
Jun 21, 2014#123230.60
Jun 18, 2014#113234.60
Jun 14, 2014#173105.64
Jun 11, 2014#163105.64
Jun 7, 2014#133198.93
Jun 4, 2014#113207.19
May 28, 2014#103207.19
May 21, 2014#93241.52
May 14, 2014#163058.40
May 7, 2014#93294.89
Apr 30, 2014#83258.23
Apr 23, 2014#53315.17
Apr 16, 2014#63310.86
Apr 9, 2014#63353.70
Apr 2, 2014#73353.70
Mar 26, 2014#73389.61
Mar 19, 2014#73389.61
Mar 12, 2014#63412.15
Mar 5, 2014#53546.00
Feb 26, 2014#83370.84
Feb 19, 2014#83370.84
Feb 12, 2014#73444.73
Feb 5, 2014#93244.12
Jan 29, 2014#93244.12
Jan 23, 2014#83244.12
Jan 15, 2014#83244.12
Jan 8, 2014#262312.28
Jan 3, 2014#422134.70
Dec 26, 2013#462131.46
Dec 19, 2013#552081.69
Dec 11, 2013#1031742.70
Dec 4, 2013#741936.40
Nov 27, 2013#751936.40
Nov 20, 2013#671998.83
Nov 13, 2013#1051765.80
Nov 6, 2013#741938.87
Oct 30, 2013#691946.74
Oct 23, 2013#641996.54
Oct 16, 2013#641997.39
Oct 9, 2013#562051.55
Oct 2, 2013#602051.55
Sep 25, 2013#532111.60
Sep 20, 2013#542111.60
Sep 11, 2013#482153.43
Sep 4, 2013#382277.19
Aug 28, 2013#622013.77
Aug 21, 2013#662022.86
Aug 14, 2013#492158.06
Aug 8, 2013#492158.06
Jul 31, 2013#502158.06
Jul 25, 2013#502158.06
Jul 18, 2013#512158.06
Jul 13, 2013#432158.06
Jul 12, 2013#422180.11
Jul 11, 2013#432180.11
Jul 10, 2013#422180.11
Jul 9, 2013#412180.11
Jul 8, 2013#412180.11
Jul 7, 2013#362252.64
Jul 6, 2013#352252.64
Jul 5, 2013#352252.64
Jul 4, 2013#342295.84
Jul 3, 2013#342295.84
Jul 2, 2013#342295.84
Jul 1, 2013#352295.84
Jun 30, 2013#352295.84
Jun 29, 2013#322295.84
Jun 27, 2013#322289.37
Jun 26, 2013#332289.37
Jun 25, 2013#332269.25
Jun 24, 2013#392251.70
Jun 23, 2013#402251.70
Jun 22, 2013#392251.70
Jun 21, 2013#392251.70
Jun 20, 2013#412232.72
Jun 19, 2013#422232.72
Jun 18, 2013#432232.72
Jun 17, 2013#412232.72
Jun 16, 2013#432198.67
Jun 14, 2013#412198.67
Jun 12, 2013#412198.67
Jun 9, 2013#322310.67
Jun 8, 2013#232442.54
Jun 7, 2013#222442.54
Jun 6, 2013#222442.54
Jun 5, 2013#232476.85
Jun 4, 2013#222476.85
Jun 3, 2013#222476.85
Jun 2, 2013#232476.85
May 30, 2013#232476.85
May 20, 2013#202537.00
May 13, 2013#202537.00
May 6, 2013#302281.41
Apr 29, 2013#272317.63
Apr 22, 2013#282264.54
Apr 15, 2013#292263.64
Apr 8, 2013#252335.86
Apr 1, 2013#262335.86
Mar 25, 2013#262415.92
Mar 18, 2013#272415.92
Mar 11, 2013#302259.77
Mar 4, 2013#292299.70
Feb 25, 2013#272299.70
Feb 18, 2013#292299.70
Feb 11, 2013#252453.21
Feb 4, 2013#242453.21
Jan 28, 2013#222453.21
Jan 21, 2013#222453.21
Jan 14, 2013#192489.39
Jan 7, 2013#132486.56
Dec 31, 2012#122604.63
Dec 24, 2012#192242.68
Dec 17, 2012#222183.38
Dec 10, 2012#272053.34
Dec 3, 2012#132330.81
Nov 26, 2012#152280.22
Nov 19, 2012#142280.22
Nov 12, 2012#142280.22
Nov 5, 2012#162237.22
Oct 29, 2012#162245.51
Oct 22, 2012#122318.73
Oct 15, 2012#122311.26
Oct 8, 2012#142311.26
Oct 1, 2012#122311.26
Sep 24, 2012#122311.26
Sep 17, 2012#122311.26
Sep 10, 2012#82413.37
Sep 3, 2012#72505.44
Aug 27, 2012#82505.44
Aug 20, 2012#72518.16
Aug 13, 2012#92409.86
Aug 6, 2012#102409.86
Jul 30, 2012#112409.86
Jul 23, 2012#112409.86
Jul 16, 2012#102409.86
Jul 9, 2012#122356.19
Jul 2, 2012#172301.19
Jun 25, 2012#172231.32
Jun 18, 2012#361968.52
Jun 11, 2012#341968.52
Jun 4, 2012#132332.42
May 28, 2012#112332.42
May 21, 2012#92332.42
May 14, 2012#92332.42
May 7, 2012#142246.43
Apr 30, 2012#162213.40
Apr 23, 2012#82332.84
Apr 16, 2012#82305.99
Apr 9, 2012#102305.99
Apr 2, 2012#132305.99
Mar 26, 2012#122305.99
Mar 19, 2012#122305.99
Mar 12, 2012#132261.14
Mar 5, 2012#132315.73
Feb 27, 2012#92315.73
Feb 20, 2012#92337.53
Feb 13, 2012#92337.53
Feb 6, 2012#102337.53
Jan 30, 2012#102337.53
Jan 23, 2012#112337.53
Jan 16, 2012#102406.80
Jan 9, 2012#112248.88
Jan 2, 2012#112325.07
Dec 26, 2011#132325.07
Dec 19, 2011#451680.48
Dec 12, 2011#431680.48
Dec 5, 2011#441680.48
Nov 28, 2011#471680.48
Nov 21, 2011#491680.48
Nov 14, 2011#481680.48
Nov 7, 2011#791519.25
Oct 31, 2011#751528.37
Oct 24, 2011#851511.16
Oct 17, 2011#811511.16
Oct 10, 2011#841511.16
Oct 3, 2011#821511.16
Sep 26, 2011#831511.16
Sep 19, 2011#821511.16
Sep 12, 2011#841511.16
Sep 5, 2011#1761229.03
Aug 29, 2011#1601268.36
Aug 22, 2011#1441306.51
Aug 15, 2011#1461306.51
Aug 1, 2011#1431306.51
Jul 25, 2011#1421306.51
Jul 18, 2011#1081384.22
Jul 11, 2011#1071384.22
Jul 4, 2011#1401308.64
Jun 27, 2011#1411308.64
DatePoY 2013 rankScore
Jan 8, 2014#119540.37
Dec 26, 2013#119540.37
Dec 19, 2013#112540.37
Dec 11, 2013#185433.05
Dec 4, 2013#181433.05
Nov 27, 2013#176433.05
Nov 20, 2013#172433.05
Nov 13, 2013#274355.38
Nov 6, 2013#271355.38
Oct 30, 2013#262355.38
Oct 23, 2013#259355.38
Oct 16, 2013#250355.38
Oct 9, 2013#236355.38
Oct 2, 2013#227355.38
Sep 25, 2013#227355.38
Sep 11, 2013#209355.38
Sep 4, 2013#184355.38
Aug 28, 2013#323267.57
Aug 8, 2013#309267.57
Jul 31, 2013#302267.57
Jul 25, 2013#300267.57
Jul 18, 2013#290267.57
Jul 13, 2013#253267.57
Jul 12, 2013#249267.57
Jul 11, 2013#249267.57
Jul 10, 2013#249267.57
Jul 9, 2013#249267.57
Jul 8, 2013#243267.57
Jul 7, 2013#235267.57
Jul 6, 2013#235267.57
Jul 5, 2013#225267.57
Jul 4, 2013#215267.57
Jul 3, 2013#215267.57
Jul 2, 2013#215267.57
Jul 1, 2013#215267.57
Jun 30, 2013#212267.57
Jun 29, 2013#207267.57
Jun 27, 2013#198267.57
Jun 26, 2013#193267.57
Jun 25, 2013#184267.57
Jun 24, 2013#182267.57
Jun 23, 2013#177267.57
Jun 22, 2013#175267.57
Jun 21, 2013#173267.57
Jun 20, 2013#167267.57
Jun 18, 2013#161267.57
Jun 17, 2013#148267.57
Jun 16, 2013#139267.57
Jun 14, 2013#131267.57
Jun 11, 2013#129267.57
Jun 10, 2013#127267.57
Jun 9, 2013#127267.57
Jun 8, 2013#127267.57
Jun 7, 2013#122267.57
Jun 6, 2013#119267.57
Jun 5, 2013#115267.57
Jun 4, 2013#109267.57
Jun 3, 2013#109267.57
Jun 2, 2013#106267.57
May 31, 2013#101267.57
May 20, 2013#95267.57
May 13, 2013#89267.57
May 6, 2013#319144.49
Apr 29, 2013#310144.49
Apr 22, 2013#463105.73
Apr 15, 2013#429105.73
Apr 8, 2013#379105.73
Apr 1, 2013#363105.73
Mar 25, 2013#357105.73
Mar 18, 2013#340105.73
Mar 11, 2013#353013.20
Mar 4, 2013#324513.20
Feb 25, 2013#302313.20
Feb 18, 2013#242013.20
Feb 11, 2013#220413.20
Feb 4, 2013#188913.20
Jan 28, 2013#148813.20
DatePoY 2014 rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#47651.59
Jul 16, 2014#43651.59
Jul 12, 2014#37651.59
Jul 9, 2014#37651.59
Jul 5, 2014#34651.59
Jul 2, 2014#31651.59
Jun 25, 2014#18651.59
Jun 18, 2014#9651.59
Jun 14, 2014#15608.05
Jun 11, 2014#14608.05
Jun 7, 2014#10608.20
Jun 4, 2014#8608.20
May 28, 2014#6608.20
May 21, 2014#6608.20
May 14, 2014#6608.20
May 7, 2014#6608.20
Apr 30, 2014#11513.95
Apr 23, 2014#7513.95
Apr 16, 2014#4513.95
Apr 9, 2014#4513.95
Apr 2, 2014#4513.95
Mar 27, 2014#2496.14
Mar 19, 2014#1496.14
Mar 12, 2014#1496.14
Mar 5, 2014#1496.14
Feb 26, 2014#1496.14
Feb 19, 2014#1496.14
Feb 12, 2014#1496.14
Feb 5, 2014#7277.99
Jan 29, 2014#3277.99
Jan 23, 2014#3277.99
Jan 15, 2014#3277.99

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$4,367,59705
2013$1,112,20406
2012$539,25306
2011$1,308,21016
2010$660,01414
2009$536,96306
2008$1,493,11025
2007$37,85201
Total$10,055,204439

Bio of Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald is a Canadian professional poker player who made his first live-event cash in 2007. In the first 5 years, Mike cashed 32 times, made 20 final tables, won 4 events, was the youngest player to ever win an EPT title, and earned over $4 million. During that time, he has also been a successful online poker player, earning over $1 million.

Mike was born on September 11, 1989 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he played and taught chess as a teen. He was introduced to poker at a summer math camp, which led to $2 games among 14-year-olds. At age 15, he made a $100 deposit in an online poker site where he started playing micro-limit games as \\\”Timex.\\\” Working his way up in stakes, he migrated to playing tournaments, and by the time he was ready to graduate high school, he had built his online bankroll to $100,000. Over the years, more wins followed, including a $330,000 score for winning an event at Paradise Poker. Since Black Friday, Mike plays on PokerStars where in November 2011, he won The Bigger $100K Guaranteed event for $48,502.

After graduating high school, Mike attended the University of Waterloo to pursue a math degree, but his real passion was to be a professional poker player. Putting his education on hold, he started travelling to play in the live-events that 18-year-olds were allowed to play, like the European Poker Tour (EPT), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), and the Aussie Millions.

In November 2007, Mike made his first live-event cash for £4,000 when he finished 3rd in the £500 NLHE event at The Big One Croydon, London.  The next month, he was at the EPT in Prague, where he finished 14th in the €4,700 NLHE Main Event to earn €20,200.

Proving that his online skills translated well to live events, in 2008, Mike cashed 5 times, made 4 final tables, and became the youngest player to win an EPT event. To start his year, Mike cashed 3 times at the Aussie Millions, earning A$85,920 for his runner-up finish in the A$1,000 NLHE, winning the A$1,000 PokerPro NLHE for A$ 33,950, and taking 8th in the A$5,000 Australian Heads-up Championship to earn A$20,000.

A week later at age 18 years, 5 months, Mike became the youngest player to win an EPT title, and the youngest player to win over $1 million when he won the €7,700 NLHE at the EPT German Open Dortmund to collect €933,600 ($1,370,161).

Mike started 2009 at the Aussie Millions where he cashed twice. Back at the EPT German Open, he hoped to repeat his victory from the year before. In the €5,000 NLHE, he made the final table, but finished 5th to earn €197,000. For his first WPT cash, he was in Venice where he finished 4th in the €4,000 to earn €109,540. At the EPT Barcelona, he earned €40,000 for finishing 11th in the €8,000 NLHE Main Event, and finished runner-up in the €750 NLHE at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam for €37,530.

In April 2010, Mike announced through his blog that he was taking time away from the game, but he did cash 6 times that year. In January, he was at the PCA where he cashed twice, winning the $1,500 NLHE event for $146,804. Later that month, he was at the EPT Deauville, to take 3rd in the €5,000 NLHE Main Event to earn €295,000.  After cashing at the EPT San Remo, he earned €60,700 for finishing 5th in the €5,000 NLHE at the EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo, and had his last cash of the year in August at the Canadian Open Poker Championship. In between tournament events, Mike was attending Wilfrid Laurier University in his hometown.

Mike’s poker hiatus didn’t last long, and in January 2011, he cashed close to home at the Fallsview Poker Classic. Four months later, he finished 5th for €30,000 in the €10,000 NLHE High Roller Turbo at the EPT Grand Final. Finally of legal age in the USA, Mike attended the 2011 WSOP where cashed twice, taking 6th for $73,965 in the $5,000 PLO 6-Max, and finishing in the money in the $10,000 PLO Championship event. Even though he was barely 21, Mike was already a respected poker coach, and was hired to coach eventual 2011 WSOP Main Event winner Pius Heinz after he made the November Nine. Mutual friend Johannes Strassmann introduced them, and the pair conducted sessions via Skype in which they worked out, based on the stack sizes and pay increases, appropriate plays for a variety of circumstances.

While in Las Vegas, Mike cashed in the Main Event at the Bellagio Cup, and outlasted 96 other players to win Epic Poker League’s $20,000 NLHE 8-Max Main Event to earn $782,410 and the championship ring.  The next month, he was at the EPT San Remo, where he cashed in the Main Event, and finished 3rd in the €10,000 NLHE 8- Max for €95,206.

To end 2011, Mike was in Prague, where he cashed 4 times. At the WPT he cashed twice, finishing 3rd in the NLHE 6-Max to earn €14,802. He also cashed twice at the EPT, where he was runner-up in the €10,000 NLHE Re-Entry event for €112,700.

Once again shelving school for poker, Mike is a coach and contributor at CardRunners, and continues to play live as well as online. When he takes a break from poker, he enjoys being home in Waterloo where he purchased a condo. While at home, he participates in marathon running, plays volleyball, and enjoys Baseball, Golf, and going to the Lake.

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