The Poker Legend – Tony G

As far as Aussie poker superstars go, Tony G is known the world over. This legend of the game is loved and revered by many of Poker’s finest performers. Most folks wouldn’t give a moment’s attention to the name Antanas Guoga, but Tony G they certainly know well. That’s because Tony was born in Lithuania and he moved to Melbourne, Australia when he was but a young pup at the tender age of 11.

A measure of his success can be gleamed from his superb performances in multiple high-stakes texas Poker tournaments in recent years. From the age of 18 Tony G has been racking, stacking, cracking and packing in the millions in Poker tournaments. According to several estimates, Tony G has won over $2.1 million over the years. But that excludes promotional payments, commissions, commentating and other network deals he has negotiated.

Tony G is often a top contender and places well in big-name tournaments. Among his many career highlights are 1st place in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the World Poker Tournament (WPT). But Tony is always hovering about in the upper-echelons of Poker’s Grandmaster circles. He was crowned the winner of the European Poker Championships (EPC) in 2005 where he played the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em main event. But it was the $450,000 payday he netted that made world headlines. He has won many tournaments since, including the World Poker Tour Bad Boys of Poker 2 event, the Betfair Asian Poker Tour and more.

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