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Poker Life Podcast: Mike “Timex” McDonald

Today on the Poker Life Podcast, Mike “Timex” McDonald.

Mike Mcdonald was a teenager when he started playing poker and quickly made himself known with success under the screen name “Timex”. McDonald was underage when he initially entered poker restricting his play to online. As soon as he became of age, Timex took his game to the live felt.


Timex burst onto the live poker scene in 2008 when he became the youngest ever European Poker Tour champion by winning EPT4 Dortmund for €933,600. He followed this win up with multiple final tables until finally collecting another win in a $1,500 PCA side even for $146k in 2010. Timex went on to become the youngest ever winner of an Epic Poker League event, winning the $20k buy in 8 handed event for $782k.


Timex enjoyed consistent success in live tournaments over the course of the next few years, most notably with 3 $1,000,000+ scores in the span of just 1 month when he got 2nd in the PCA Main Event, 2nd in the Aussie Millions $100k challenge and 3rd in the Aussie Millions $250k challenge. Times is considered by many to be one of the best NL tournament players in the world, and is known for his expertise of ICM.



To date he has just under $13,000,000 in live earnings.


On this episode of the Poker Life Podcast:

  • Amiya CEO David Baazov insider trading allegations
  • Spin and gos
  • Rake increases on Stars
  • The poker climate in 2016
  • Global Poker League
  • The infamous Timex stare
  • JC Alverado vs Olivier Busquet fight
  • Hookers
  • Mike’s poker plans for the year
  • Physical Fitness
  • Prismata

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I used to play a ton of poker. Now, I'm the Vice President of Upswing Poker and only play a decent amount of poker. Read my full bio here.

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