Mike “Timex” McDonald’s EPT IPO

The public is picking up pieces of Timex's $50K SHR action.

It no secret that we are big fans of Mike “Timex” McDonald.

Besides having won an EPT while still in braces, getting himself banned from PokerStars and having a better Justin Bieber impression than Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon – Timex is a stare-you-down felt thug of championship proportions.

[ Note: This is a post of poker interest, not an endorsement to get you to go crazy and spend money, so don’t do it and don’t put that on us. ]

So, while it’s not always newsworthy when some poker player sells action, when Timex unloads shares on the public, it’s something people may want to know about. This week, McDonald took to the Two Plus Two forums to sell off 50% of his upcoming buy-in for the EPT Barcelona $50K Super High Roller.

Here’s his credits, in his own words:

In the last year I’ve been running insanely well and have final tabled all 7 super high rollers I’ve played(Barcelona, London, St Kitts, PCA, 2 in Aussie Million and Monte Carlo) as well finished 2nd place in the PCA main event, and had my biggest career online scores on both Stars and FTP.

Selling shares at $750 for 1%, Mike was able to get rid of 33% in 72 hours.

Mike calls the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller “one of the softer super high rollers” and why wouldn’t he. Timex has cashed in this event in the past two years. Back in 2012, Mike took 5th for $264,283 and then last year he moved up a spot and bnked 4th place for over $360K. Not a bad track record.

EPT Barcelona kicks off Season 11 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour on August 16, with the $50K Super High Roller starting on August 18.

Bonus: EPT Barcelona is the 100th EPT event and PokerStars is pulling out all the stops. Check out: EPT 100: Barcelona Blowout

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