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by Stephen A. Murphy |  Published: Jul 10, 2009


Tom McEvoy Wins World Series of Poker Champions Invitational 1983 Winner Outlasts the Field of World Champions Perhaps it’s fitting that Tom McEvoy is the champion of champions. McEvoy, the 1983 World Series of Poker champ, outlasted Robert Varkonyi heads up to win the inaugural WSOP Champions Invitational. For his win, McEvoy was awarded the Binion Cup by Jack Binion himself, and a 1970 red Corvette. “I said that I guarantee that nobody wants it more than me,” McEvoy told Card Player. “I’ve had a long and very successful career and have won many tournaments, but I haven’t won as many lately as I’d like to, and I felt like I really needed to re-establish that I could play at my advanced age.” In an era when tournament poker has captured the imaginations and aspirations of millions of people, McEvoy literally wrote the first notable book on tournament poker, letting ...

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