Tom McEvoy

Born in 1944 in Michigan, Tom McEvoy is a professional poker player and author. He is best known for winning the 1983 WSOP main event and for the dozen books on poker he has authored or coauthored with other players, such as T. J. Cloutier, Brad Daugherty, Don Vines, and Max Stern. He is also a columnist for CardPlayer Magazine, a poker coach, and a representative of, where he can be seen playing under his own name. He currently resides in Las Vegas.

He learned to play poker at the age of five from his grandmother. After completing school and becoming an accountant, he realized that he didn't want to work at a desk job his whole life and that he wanted to play poker. So he moved to Las Vegas in 1979 and did well in both cash games and tournaments. His first win was in 1982, at Amarillo Slim's Superbowl of Poker for $57,600.

As of 2009, McEvoy has 4 WPT cashes, 37 WSOP cashes, 4 bracelets, and total live tournament earnings exceeding $2,800,000. His first WSOP cash came in 1982 and his first bracelet came the following year in 1983, in the $1,000 Limit Hold'em event. That same year, he won his 2nd bracelet in the Main Event and became the first winner to earn his entry through a satellite tournament. His heads-up battle with Rod Peate was the longest heads-up battle in WSOP history at the time.

He won his other two bracelets in the Razz tournament in 1986 and a Limit Omaha tournament in 1992. As of 2009, he has only been able to cash once more (in 2006, when he finished in 371st place) since his win in 1983.

In 2009, Tom McEvoy became the winner of the WSOP's 1st Champions Invitational, outlasting 19 other former Main Event champions. He defeated 2002 champion, Robert Varkonyi to win the tournament. His 37 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,293,418 of those winnings.


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He has 4 WSOP Bracelets...20 final tables.........
and 37 cashes (not 27)

????? on November 13, 2008

no son, his daughter is hott as hell, i sat next to him at a main event and then sat by him at dinner when his daughter came up and joined him, i got a boner checking her out

DonkeySlayer on February 12, 2008

This guys too creapy to have a hot daughter. He's a blank!

????? on October 10, 2006

well his wife my have left him but he has a really hott daighter, shes about 18 and sexy as hell, looks like a cheerrleader

DonkeySlayer on October 3, 2006

Have you seen him on the PPT tour?...he looks pukey, sickley
as if he is on a wonder his wife divorced him; how
could any self respecting bitch sleep with this idiot....
AND HOW DID HE EVER WIN THE MAIN EVENT?..answer..108 entries!

????? on September 30, 2006

no other way to put it, he has no bluffing capabilites, is quiet and boring at the tables and sits and waits to catch hands, no stealing, no bluffing, no skill

DonkeySlayer on September 21, 2006

ppt winner

alan on August 7, 2006

Tom McEvoy

HPG ADMIN on June 16, 2006

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