Maria ‘Chilli’ Demetriou Wins Inaugural Sky Poker UK Tour Event

Maria ‘Chilli’ Demetriou Wins Inaugural Sky Poker UK Tour Event

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Sky Poker has kicked off its nationwide live tour on Saturday at the Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham. 120 players made their way to the inaugural event having qualified through online satellites at A handful of lucky players also won though a live satellite held at DTD.

The winner of the event was Maria Demetriou. She, along with the other top ten finishers, qualified for the Grand Finale of the Sky Poker UK Tour, which will be held back at Dusk Till Dawn in June 2009.

“It was a really fun day out,” said Maria. “Qualifying for the £25,000 guaranteed final was the best thing, but it was a really nice touch to have all the top ten players win a seat, that made it much more exciting.”

Maria’s final hand remained on the table as the final three players agreed to all take a third place payout. As the chip leader, Maria qualified first with a pro rata payout for each of the final three, according to their chip stack.

One thing which had pleased the winner was the number of women who had come along to the tournament. “There were at least two women on each table which is something I have never seen before,” Maria commented. “To have Sky Poker do a live event and have so many ladies come and play in it is a really great thing to see.”

The next leg of the Sky Poker UK Tour will be held at the Broadway Casino in Birmingham on Saturday November 8th 2008, with dates and venues for the rest of the Sky Poker UK Tour to be announced shortly. For more information and to buy in to the satellites for the Sky Poker UK Tour head over to

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