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Charalambos Xanthos
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Nickname(s) Bambos
Hometown London, England
European Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 1
Money finishes 1

Charalambos "Bambos" Xanthos is a Greek Cypriot hotel and restaurant owner based in London, England. Following on from being a backgammon player, he became a semi-professional poker player in 1993.

Xanthos learnt poker from his father in 1960.

He made numerous appearances on the Late Night Poker television series, and made the Grand Final in Season 2 (beating Victoria Coren's pocket Aces along the way) and the Semi-Final in Season 5.

His biggest tournament cash was 2nd place behind Dave Colclough in the $1,500 no limit hold'em main event at the 2000 European Poker Classic, where he won £40,635.

Xanthos has made more final tables at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino than any other player.[1]

He does not tend to play in tournaments outside of Europe, however as of 2008 his total live tournament winnings exceed $940,000.[2]


  • When turning up to play in Late Night Poker series 4, he found out from the resident bookmaker that he was priced at 10:1 to win the heat. He immediately went home to get his chequebook and cashed in on his bet by defeating Jan "The Walrus" Lundberg to win the heat.


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