‘Timex’ McDonald wins the Partypoker high roller.

By RP, May 7, 2017

Canadian online and live poker pro Mike “Timex” McDonald boosted his career earnings to $13.3 million over the weekend when he took down the $10,300 buy-in High Roller competition at the Party Poker Million North America festival at the Playground Poker Club outside Montreal, claiming the main prize of $200,000.

After a rather slow start the event pulled in a total of 53 entries, making for substantial cashes for the final six players from a prize pool of $530,000.

Final table action started with fellow-Canadian Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault in charge, a position he managed to maintain for the most part until the dismissal of Sorel Mizzi at third for $84,100.

Facing McDonald in the heads up with a slight lead, Carpentier-Perrault appeared confident and aggressive in an action-packed finale that saw the lead change several times over the course of an hour before McDonald managed to establish supremacy on the back of a major cooler that set his rival back, and win the game.

Carpentier-Perrault’s worthy opposition was rewarded with a runner up prize worth $130,000.

Other cashes included:

Roberto Romanello $50,000
Benoit Galland $30,000
Vishal Singh Maini $20,000

The attention of the railbirds in Montreal is now on the $5,300 buy-in Main Event which is at the Day 1B stage and guarantees a million dollar first place prize and a $5 million prize pool.