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Final-Table Takedown -- Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy’s Solid Play Captures the Inaugural World Series of Poker Champions Invitational

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


Tom McEvoy won the World Series of Poker main event against Rod Peate in 1983. Their heads-up battle remains the longest match for the title since the inception of the event. McEvoy is a prolific writer who has written and co-written a number of best-selling poker-strategy books. In 2006, he won the Bay 101 Professional Poker Tour event, and has $2.7 million in career tournament earnings. McEvoy raises to 2,500 from the hijack position with the J J. Harrington calls from the button. Brunson calls from the big blind. Craig Tapscott: I’m sure that you have played many pots with both players over the years. What hand ranges are you assigning them after the smooth-calls? Tom McEvoy: Doyle, out of the big blind, has a much wider range of hands than Harrington, who called from the button, so I put Harrington on big cards, but not a big pair. Doyle ...

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