Antanas Guoga, known to the poker world as Tony G, is leaving the great game of poker (perhaps temporarily, but leaving just the same), to transition into a career in politics. Tony G's farewell tour starts with the £500,000 Main Event at the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships this week.
Tony has plans to "change Lithuania" and made it known when he set his candidacy for the Liberal Party. The Lithuanian European Parliament elections will take place on May 24th — if Tony is on a farewell poker circuit, he doesn't have much time.
The Sky Poker UK Poker Championships will find Tony battling it out with other notable players, like the event's ambassador Sam Trickett, along with JP Kelly, Barny Boatman, Boris Becker, and others in a field of at least 350 qualifiers, to date, all of whom will converge on the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, England.
How will the poker players of the world deal with the absence of Tony G at the tables? The real question is how will the Lithuanian citizens deal with Tony G as a government official? It is our belief that Tony will take any challenge head-on and come out a winner, but first he needs to win the Sky Poker UK Poker Championship to leave a final footprint in the poker world.