Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy

22,800 global poker index

0 world poker tour index

$3,094,446 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Tom McEvoy
Nationality
United States
GPI Rank
22,800
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$3,094,446

Biography

Tom McEvoy is an American poker player who won the 1983 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. He is a four-time WSOP bracelet-winner and in 2013, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

“I consider this the highest honor a poker player can receive next to winning the Main Event of the World Series of Poker,” he said at the time. “I feel both deeply honored and humbled to be included with all the other poker greats.”

Biography

Born in 1944, McEvoy spent most of his life as an accountant. However, he took up poker in the late 70s and first cashed at the WSOP in 1982.

That year he won the Amarillo Slim Super Bowl of Poker and the following year he won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,000 Limit Hold’em. It was also the same year that he won the Main Event for $540,000. This was only the second time the tournament attracted more than 100 entries.

Related: Tom McEvoy Reflects on Early Days of the World Series of Poker Main Event

His other bracelet wins were in the $1,000 Limit Razz event in 1986 and in 1992s $1,500 Omaha Limit event. These two victories helped Tom add a further $121,600 to total live earnings of over $3 million.

In 2006, McEvoy won the third-ever Professional Poker Tour for $225,000. McEvoy won the inaugural WSOP Champions Invitational in 2009, winning a classic 1970 Corvette after defeating 2002 Main Event champion Robert Varkonyi heads-up.

In 2017, his Main Event bracelet was put up for sale on eBay.

Smoking in Casinos

McEvoy is credited with convincing casinos to stop allowing players to smoke at the tables. In 1998, he organized the first tournament where smoking was not allowed. Four years later, he convinced the WSOP to make the tournament non-smoking.

WSOP Main Event Winners 1974-83

YEAR ENTRIES CHAMPION COUNTRY PRIZE
1983 108 Tom McEvoy United States $540,000
1982 104 Jack Straus United States $520,000
1981 75 Stu Ungar United States $375,000
1980 73 Stu Ungar United States $385,000
1979 54 Hal Fowler United States $270,000
1978 42 Bobby Baldwin United States $210,000
1977 34 Doyle Brunson United States $340,000
1976 22 Doyle Brunson United States $220,000
1975 21 United States $210,000
1974 16 Johnny Moss United States $160,000

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #24: $1,500 Razz 44th $3,329
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed 67th $2,382
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 29th $2,687
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold’em 93rd $3,546
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em 283rd $1,772
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 430th $29,625
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $1,500 No-Limit Holdem 302nd $2,882
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 177th $2,628
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #9: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 41st $3,992
2010 NAPT Venetian2010 NAPT Venetian Main Event 101st $8,839
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 11 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em 53rd $8,897
2009 PokerStars.com EPT San Remo5,300 EPT San Remo Main Event 107th €5,800
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 42 - $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em World Championship 28th $7,669
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 3 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 25th $5,547
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 47 - $2,000 No Limit Holdem 93rd $5,378
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 41 - $1,000 Seniors No Limit Holdem 34th $8,820
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 35 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem 239th $2,948