Michael McDonald (poker player)

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]

Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald 2015.jpg
Mike McDonald in 2015
ResidenceWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
BornSeptember 11, 1989 (1989-09-11) (age 30)
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)9
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)3
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)5
Money finish(es)10

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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