(Online) poker professional Mike “SirWatts” Watson is coming in as the third shortest stack with a very playable 29.2 big blinds and will be a familiar face to many long-time poker aficionados.
Already in the black for 2017 with a sixth-place finish in the $25,500 2017 PCA Shot Clock event for $73,720, the Canadian player has results going all the way back to 2006 on his poker resume with his breakout coming in the 2008 World Poker Tour Bellagio Cup which he won for a career-topping US$1,673,770.
Watson has not been resting on his laurels since then with several six and seven figure scores in EPT, WSOP, and WSOPE High Roller Events worldwide including a €1 million (US$1,304,648) victory in the 2012 WSOPE Majestic High Roller.
The St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador native is fifth on Canada’s All-Time Money List and has made eight WSOP final tables, narrowly missing out on a coveted WSOP bracelet with a runner-up finish in the 2016 WSOP 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. Watson also holds an EPT title having taken down the 2016 EPT PCA Main Event for $728,325 for live career tournament winnings of over $9.3 million in addition to boasting more than $3.5 million in online tournament winnings.