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.