Mike Watson (poker player)

Michael Watson (born 1984) is a Canadian professional online poker player from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador who won a World Poker Tour title in July 2008.[1] He also finished 2nd in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em – Mixed Max (Event #58) of the 2014 World Series of Poker.

Michael Watson
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Mike Watson in 2016
Nickname(s)SirWatts, SirBusket
ResidenceSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Born1984 (age 35–36)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)8
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
589th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)2
Money finish(es)6
European Poker Tour

On July 11, 2014, Mike Watson is ranked #24 on the Global poker index (he ranked as high as #2 in June 2013) [2]

World Poker TourEdit

Watson was the winner of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Bellagio Cup IV, in A final table made up of Gabriel Thaler, John Phan, Ralph Perry, fellow professional online poker player Luke "IWEARGOGGLES" Staudenmaier and David Benyamine who Watson defeated during heads-up play to take the title, bracelet and $1,673,770.[1]

As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $7,200,000.[3]

European Poker TourEdit

Watson finished 3rd in 2008 EPT London High Roller Showdown, taking home $422,750. The final table included notable professionals Jason Mercier, John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, David Benyamine, and Isabelle Mercier.[4]

He won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2016 for over $700,000.


  1. ^ a b Rodriguez, Julio (2008-07-18). "WPT: Michael "SirWatts" Watson Wins the Bellagio Cup IV". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  2. ^ Mike Watson's GPI profile
  3. ^ "CardPlayer.com – Player Database – Results for Michael Watson". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  4. ^ "2008 PokerStars.com EPT London – Season V – High Roller Showdown – Event 7 – Poker tournament results, including winners and their payouts and winnings". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14.

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