Peter Costa in the 2005 World Series of Poker
The Silver Fox
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
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He is most well known as the winner of the sixth series of the popular Late Night Poker television series during his time living in the United Kingdom, where he defeated Austria's Jin Cai Lin in the final heads-up encounter to take the £60,000 first prize. He was formerly nicknamed "The Silver Fox", a nickname shared by fellow poker player Mel Judah.
Costa has made four final tables at the World Series of Poker (WSOP):
- 2002 $2,000 limit Texas hold 'em - 9th place ($17,200)
- 2003 $2,500 seven-card stud - 9th place ($3,600)
- 2005 $1,500 limit Texas hold 'em - 7th place ($57,905)
- 2006 $3,000 Omaha hi/lo - 7th place ($38,861)
Costa was nominated for both the 2002 and 2003 European Poker Player of the Year awards. In addition, Costa won the Aussie Millions tournament in 2003, and at one time held the record for winning the limit hold-em tournament with the most entrants. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,700,000.
Costa's niece, Maria Demetriou (not related to poker player Harry Demetriou) is a member of the Gutshot Card Club, who has appeared in numerous televised poker tournaments, including the 888.com Women's Poker Tour (where she won the semi-final event,) the PartyPoker.com Women's World Open (3rd place in the Grand Final) and the 2008 season of Late Night Poker (8th place in the Grand Final.)
Maria has also had numerous live poker wins to her name, including a 5th place finish in the GUKPT London in 2008 for £26,500.
She is a regular player at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino and Card Room in Nottingham, UK.
- World Poker Tour Profile
- The Big One (Costa's poem about the 2000 World Series of Poker main event)
- BlondePoker forum post by Costa about Late Night Poker VI
- Peter Costa Hendon Mob tournament results
- Maria Demetriou Hendon Mob tournament results