Tom McEvoy is the first person person to ever win the WSOP Main Event after winning a satellite entry.

Tom McEvoy is one of the longest-running members of Team PokerStars Pro.

Tom McEvoy has in the neighborhood of $3 million in lifetime live tournament winnings.

Tom McEvoy is a candidate for the Poker Hall of Fame.

All of those things help define the 1983 WSOP champion, but tonight he will be on TV for something else entirely.


Tonight at 8pm ET, ESPN will kick off coverage of the 2009 Champions Invitational. The 20-man tournament hosted nothing but WSOP Main Event champions, including McEvoy, Greg Raymer, and Peter Eastgate. McEvoy managed to make the final table.

What happened next?

Well, we’d love to yell you. In fact, we’ve told you before (just use that little search box at the top of the page if you want to know). But, we also know people love to go into these kinds of things fresh when they turn on the TV.

So, tune in tonight to see how 1983 champion makes out in 2009.


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