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Waterloo a hotbed for poker prodigies

6 February 2008

ATERLOO, Ontario -- As reported by the Globe and Mail: "Just call it the poker capital of Canada.

"For the fourth time in two years, a Waterloo, Ont., card shark has raked in more than half a million dollars in an international poker tournament.

"The latest Waterloo phenom to win big is 18-year-old Mike (Timex) McDonald, who cashed in $1.4-million worth of chips after winning the European Poker Tour German Open on Saturday.

"His victory makes him the youngest winner in the history of the EPT and reaffirms Waterloo's reputation as a hotbed of world-beating poker talent.

"'Waterloo has always been known for math and engineering,' says Steve Paul-Ambrose, a recent University of Waterloo graduate who took home $1.3-million in a World Poker Tour event two years ago..."

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