Mike McDonald offers a new prop bet
Everyone in the poker community knows that Mike McDonald loves to make prop bets. In his life, there have been a lot of arguments over money, and one of the last such challenges was a basketball bet. Mike showed excellent results in regard to free throws and took away six-figure prize money.
It was not easy to do that, as not every professional basketball player can hit 90 (out of 100) free throws in a row. Mike succeeded after weeks of hard training and is now preparing for a new bet.
The new challenge is that the poker player is going to become a chess grandmaster. MacDonald is used to setting himself ambitious goals, but chess is not that easy kind of sport.
There is one interesting amendment: this prop bet will not be time-limited, meaning that Mike has the rest of his life to complete it. Mike is ready to start training when he finds a person who agrees to bet at 1:10 ($400 000).
If the poker player manages to become a grandmaster, then he will become $4 000 000 richer. If he fails, then the one who does not believe in his success will receive $4 million from Mike. Everyone understands that the challenge requires a great deal of time; therefore, McDonald is ready to pay an advance payment in case he does not manage to become a grandmaster while alive.
Chess experts believe that such a serious achievement will take at least 10 years. So far, MacDonald is looking for somebody to agree to his wager; only then it will be possible to evaluate the poker player's chances of success.