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We continue our History of the World Series Of Poker with the year was 1983. For many this was year the true ‘internet’ was born, Kiss scared the hell out of everyone by officially appearing in public without makeup for the first time on MTV and the De Lorean Motor Company ceases production crushing a lot of future dreams.

Meanwhile in Las Vegas

Tom McEvoy a laid off accountant from Grand Rapids, Michigan crushes a field of 108 other competitors, winning the WSOP Main Event title.

The prize money this year had increased to an all time high of $540,000. At the final table this ex-accountant fought some tough competion including Irishman Donnacha O’ Dea (the first European to reach the final table), Doyle Brunson and eventually a heads-up battle with Rod Peate to become World Champion.

McEvoy who is strongly against smoking launched something of a personal campaign convince the organizers to make the WSOP a non-smoking tournament, he did so by offering Becky Binion Behnen (daughter of Benny Binion) poker lessons!

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