A tournament pro with more than ten years experience in the game, Christopher was taught how to play poker by his friends and soon took to outings at the casino. Unlike many players from the younger generation, DeMaci actually came up in the scene by playing live - as opposed to online - where he grinded cash games in the Southern California area. According to The Hendon Mob, the Stanton-born talent’s earliest tournament cashes were back in 2005. Since then, DeMaci has gone on to win more than $2,000,000 from live tournaments and almost as much as that playing online.
His lifetime biggest score so far came at the 2010 NAPT $5,000 Main Event in Los Angeles, where Christopher finished runner-up for $440,000. Not deterred by the line-up of tough pros that included Jason Mercier at the final table, as well as staple regulars in the field such as Bryn Kenney and Thomas Marchese, the only person to finish in front of him and take the trophy was fellow American Joe Tehan.
Christopher’s WSOP experiences have been very similar. The tournament specialist with a penchant for Omaha has made a total of three final tables at the series, but is still waiting on that bracelet win. The closest he came to getting it was in 2012, when he finished second in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed even for £316,308. The following year, he had another shot after making the final table of a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. On this occasion, he had to settle for a third-place finish and $149,281 in change. DeMaci also enjoyed a deep run in the 2011 Main Event, but his dream was cut short once again when he exited in 61st place for $130,997.
Before Black Friday struck, Christopher put in a fair amount of volume online and broke into the PocketFives top 100 leaderboard in 2010. Playing under the name ‘RuberbandMan’ on PokerStars, the now Las Vegas resident’s largest online cash was when he finished runner-up in the prestigious Sunday Million event in 2010 for $198,880.