Harry Demetriou in the 2005 World Series of Poker
|Nickname(s)||The Wise Owl|
|Born||20 August 1958|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
World Series of Poker
Demetriou first became known in poker circles for his 3rd-place finish at the $2,000 no limit Texas hold 'em tournament at the 2002 World Series of Poker (WSOP) won by Layne Flack. Demetriou took home $80,200 for his finish.
At the 2005 WSOP, he finished as the runner-up in the $2,500 short-handed no limit hold'em event, receiving $163,850 when his Q♣ 9♠ failed to improve in the final hand against Isaac Galazan's K♥ J♠ on a board of 8♦ 5♦ 4♦ 5♠ 2♥. He also made the final table of the same event at the 2006 WSOP, finishing 6th.
Despite his successes at the WSOP, he has made criticisms of disorganisation of events at the 2005 WSOP , the HORSE event at the 2006 WSOP [permanent dead link], a change to the format of the 2006 WSOP's shootout event  and a rules decision in the 2006 WSOP main event .
World Poker Tour
Demetriou won the inaugural Victor Poker Cup.