Mike MacDonald was a teenager when he started playing poker, and quickly established himself with success under the pseudonym "Timex". MacDonald was a minor when he got his start in poker, initially limiting his game to an online format. Once he came of age, Timex brought his game to life.
Timex burst onto the live poker scene in 2008 when he became the youngest champion of the European poker tour, winning the EPT4 Dortmund for € 933,600. He carried that victory across several final tables before finally ripping off another $ 1500 from the side. PCA for $ 146,000 in 2010. Timex became the youngest ever winner of the Epic Poker League, winning $ 20,000 in 8 hands. for $ 782 thousand
Over the next few years, Timex enjoyed continued success in live tournaments, especially with $ 3 million or more in winnings in just 1 month, placing 2nd in the PCA Main Event, 2nd in the Aussie Millions $ 100,000 and 3rd in the Aussie Millions $ 250,000 competition.
Many consider Timex to be one of the best NL tournament players in the world and is also known for his experience in ICM.