Million Dollar Man – Mike “Timex” McDonald Takes Over EPT All Time List

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Mike McDonald 2014 PCA Main Event2014 is off to a smashing start for Mike “Timex” McDonald, who added another $1,064,000 to the $217,000 he already won early this week at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The January “holeshot” is already good enough to see McDonald claim the top spot on the European Poker Tour’s All Time Money list, barely overtaking fellow Canadian Glen Chorny with his now more than $3,300,000 in career winnings on their circuit.

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Timex now also passes fellow Ontario players Gavin Smith and Michael Watson on the Canadian All Time Money list and claims the 4th spot overall, with less than $40,000 to go before hitting $7,000,000 in live tournament winnings. Only Sorel Mizzi, Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu now sit higher, an impressive spot to be in considering he’s not yet reached 25 years old. Throw in his official tracked online tournament winnings and those numbers swell to nearly $8.4 million.

After a grueling day of world caliber poker than seen eliminations far and few between, a 3 way deal was struck that seen Dominik Panka grab $1,323,096, Isaac Baron snag $1,207,599 and Timex tagging $1,064,000, while $100k and the trophy were left in the middle to play for. Panka would go on to claim the title after around 5 hours of heads up play.

pascal lefrancois  pca 2014French Canadian Pascal LeFrancois also seen his career live tournament winnings cross another milestone, with now at more than $2 million courtesy of yet another deep main event run; here he finished 7th of 1031 in the $10,000 buy-in for $242,020.

Several other notable Canadian finishes from the past few days included a runner up finish by Mike Watson in $5,000 Turbo worth more than $70,000, a win by Mike Leah in another $5k for more than $119,00, a 14th place in the $25,000 High Roller by Daniel Negreanu for just shy of $90,000 and 18th as well 19th place finishes in the same event by Andrew Chen and Ami “UhhMee” Barer worth $71,400 a piece.

These weren’t the only big poker names to start the New Year with a bang however; highlights from the series included 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson adding slightly under $950,000 more, (a deal was made heads up), to his poker resume with a runner up finish in the $25k, while Vanessa Selbst won more than $1,368,200 this week with third place in both the $100k “Super High Roller and $25,000 No Limit Hold’em tournaments, extending her lead as the highest earning woman in poker of all time with now more than $9.6 million in winnings.

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35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.

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