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Tom McEvoy Wins WSOP Champions Invitational

2 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Who is the champion of WSOP champions? The answer is Tom McEvoy, who defeated 19 other WSOP Main Event winners to claim the WSOP Champions Invitational title.
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Who is the champion of WSOP champions? The answer is Tom McEvoy, who defeated 19 other WSOP Main Event winners to claim the WSOP Champions Invitational title.

No prize money or bracelet was involved in the event - the first prize was a 1970 Corvette Stingray - but that didn't matter to McEvoy, who in addition to his 1983 Main Event victory has won three more bracelets

"I told all my friends that I wanted to win this tournament more than anyone else," McEvoy stated in a post-tournament interview.  "I think I have been losing some respect because I have not won in some time, and I wanted this to regain that respect."

"This is the toughest field I have ever played against," he added.

McEvoy was also awarded the first-ever "Binion Cup," named in honor of the Binion Family, who founded the WSOP forty years ago.

Runner-up Robert Varkonyi was pleased with his performance.

"This was a great experience - such a great honor to play with the champions. I had a lot of fun.  I hope we do it again sometime.  I would like to get another shot," Varkonyi said.

WSOP Champions Invitational Results:

1. Tom McEvoy 1983
2. Robert Varkonyi 2002
3. Dan Harrington 1995
4. Jim Bechtel 1993
5. Carlos Morstensen 2001
6. Huck Seed 1996
7. Berry Johnston 1986
8 Doyle Brunson 1976/1977
9. Peter Eastgate 2008
10. Phil Hellmuth 1989
11. Joe Hachem 2005
12. Johnny Chan 1987/1988
13. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson 2000
14. Scotty Nguyen 1998
15. Brad Daugherty 1991
16. Greg Raymer 2004
17. "Amarillo Slim" Preston 1972
18. Jerry Yang 2007
19. Chris Moneymaker 2003
20. Jamie Gold 2006

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  • Sjarlatan 14/08/2016 6:19am (2 years ago)

    Jamie Gold busted first. What a surprise.