Tom McEvoy wins WSOP Champions Invitational

June 2, 2009

Team PokerStars member Tom McEvoy managed to outlast 19 other WSOP Main Event champions in the 2009 WSOP Champions Invitational and is now truly the Champion of the Champions. At the final table he had to battle it out against other previous Main Event Champs such as Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Carlos Mortensen, Peter Eastgate and Amarillo Slim.

Before this event started we announced that it was likely that Russ Hamilton would participate even though he currently has a whole poker nation against him. At the start of the tournament Mr. Hamilton was nowhere to be found. If that means he is guilty to the charges or not we do not want to speculate in.

In the final heads-up match McEvoy was facing the 2002 Main Event Champion Robert Varkonyi. This heads-up match only lasted for about 30 minutes before McEvoy managed to take the last few chips from Varkonyi.

Since this tournament was a freeroll there was no cash prize to be collected but McEvoy did get a restored 1973 Chevrolet for his efforts. And obviously he gets the bragging rights that comes with beating 19 other Main Event Champions.


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