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Tony G

Name
Antanas Guoga
Nickname
Tony G
Country
LithuaniaLithuania
Total winnings
$ 4,921,040
Cashes
108
First place Finishes
25

Biography

TonyG is one of the most charismatic players in the poker world, loved and hated both by the fans and by his opponents. A tough and challenging rival at the tables, and a successful entrepreneur and a kind-hearted fellow off the felt.

Intro

TonyG is a Lithuanian-Australian poker player, a well-known businessman and a philanthropist. Famous both on and off the felt, Tony has the record of almost $5 million in tournament winnings and runs a number of poker-related businesses including one of the largest poker media websites, PokerNews.com.

Background

Born Antanas Guoga in 1973 in Lithuania, “Tony G” is one of the best known players in the poker community. He moved to Australia just before his teenage years and began playing poker a few years after that. His reputation at the poker tables is that of an aggressive player that loves to banter back and forth with his opponents. But despite his antics at the table, Tony G is one of the most easygoing, genuine, and likeable poker players.

World Series of Poker

Tony first entered the WSOP scene in 2004 and made two money finishes, however, he only tok hoem just over $4,000 that year. The G did much better when he returned to Vegas in 2006, he cashed in four WSOP events that year for a total of $70,000. Three more cashes in the WSOP followed in 2007, with another one coming at the WSOP Europe where he finished third in a Pot-Limit Omaha event for $190,056.

In 2008 Tony added another $78,000 to his WSOP winnings with a sixth-place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Deuce-Seven Lowball event. A year later he scored another three money finishes totaling in $260,000.

TonyG's Top 6 WSOP Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2007WSOPE £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha3rd£94,380 ($190,056)
2008$5,000 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw6th$78,075
2006$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em9th$46,805
2009$2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw9th$6,292
2007$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed10th$58,852
2009$40,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary10th$172,120

World Poker Tour

Tony G was able to rack up a good amount of smaller cashes through the years and build his bankroll before he got his big shot to show the world what he could do on television. In February, 2003 he placed fifth in the WPT Euro Finals of Poker. Although the cash prize wasn’t anything to get over excited about, Guoga landed some very valuable time on air. The fans and producers seemed to be drawn to his antics and table talk and soon enough, Tony G was getting invites from all over the world to play in televised events.

At the 2004 Grand Prix de Paris WPT event, Tony G placed second and earned himself over $400,000. If anyone remembers the coverage of the event, you’ll remember that Howard Lederer refused to shake Tony’s hand because of the way Tony berated players at the table. In 2006 Tony scored his first pole position taking down the WPT Bad Boys of Poker II event for $25,000. The £15,000 High Roller event in London in 2010 was relatively successful as well, as Tony finished in second place for more than $130,000.

TonyG's Top 5 WPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2006WPT Bad Boys of Poker II1st$25,000
2004Rendez Vous a Paris €10,000 Grand Prix de Paris2nd€339,930 ($414,478)
2010London £15,000 High Roller2nd£84,600 ($131,479)
2003Euro Finals of Poker €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event5th€16,000 ($17,223)
2004Mirage Poker Showdown $10,000 Final Day7th$67,505

European Poker Tour

In 2009, Tony G took third in the High Roller Championship at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, earning over $550,000.

Other Achievements

In 2005, TonyG collected over $450,000 at The European Poker Championships in London after winning the Main Event. In 2006, he took second at the Intercontinental Poker Championship for $150,000 during the summer. A few months later, he won the Betfair Asian Poker Tour in Singapore for over $450,000. In 2007 Tony went to the Russian capital for the Moscow Millions, where he took down the $10,500 Main Event for $205,000 to finish off his year.

In total, Tony G has amassed almost $5 million in career tournament earnings. Outside of tournament poker, Tony G is also a regular in some of the highest stake cash games in the world. In one of his blog entries, Tony claimed to have won a pot worth over $5 million in a game of $5,000-10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Sponsorship

TonyG is one of the three PartyPoker sponsored pros. He represents the site along with two other well-known players, the poker hall of famer Mike Sexton and Kara Scott.

Did you know?

  • TonyG is the principal owner of numerous poker sites. The most popular of these sites is PokerNews.com, which serves as a poker news portal in multiple languages.
  • In 2010 Tony G established the Lithuanian Poker Federation.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2012 World Poker Tour Malta
Main Event10th€8,400
2012 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge4th242,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship24th€37,000
2011 Aussie Millions
A$ 25,000 Full Tilt Poker Invitational Shootout - Heat 14th
WPT London
£ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Rollers Event2nd£84,600
FullTiltPoker.com - Doubles Poker Championship
No Limit Hold'em - Finals4th$50,000
No Limit Hold'em - Semifinal Match 21st$10,000
$ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em - Qualifying Match 101st$5,000
FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX
Heat 37th
The Poker Lounge
$ 20,000 Episode 101st$120,000
$ 20,000 Episode 82nd
Party Poker Premier League IV
Heat 67th$4,000
Heat 55th$8,000
Heat 46th$6,000
Heat 27th$4,000
2010 Aussie Millions
A$ 100,000 $100,000 Challenge5th100,000 AUD
Full Tilt Poker Million VIII
Heat 23rd
WPT Marrakech
€ 4,500 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event33rd€9,887
PKR Heads Up Grand Slam
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$20,000
2009 PokerNews Cup Championship
A$ 500 No Limit Hold'em11th1,520 AUD
Late Night Poker 2009
$ 10,000 Finals6th$20,000
Heat D1st
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.13th$83,630
$ 2,500 2-7 Lowball9th$6,292
$ 40,000 No Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary event10th$172,120
EPT - Grand Final
€ 25,000 European High Roller Championship - No Limit Hold'em3rd€420,000
2009 PokerNews Cup Alpine
€ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha - High Rollers Event2nd€20,950
€ 110 No Limit Hold'em - Bounty Event8th€540
PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker III
Heads-Up 21st
$ 75,000 No Limit Hold'em - Final2nd$150,000
Heat 112nd$12,000
Heat 103rd$8,000
Heat 75th$4,000
Heat 65th$4,000
Heat 31st$20,000
Heat 25th$4,000
888.com UK Open
Semi-Final 36th$8,000
Heat 141st
Poker Million VII
Semi Final 27th$20,000
Turbo 21st
Heat 112nd
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball6th$78,075
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Shootout32nd$16,920
Vienna Spring Poker Festival 2008
No Limit Hold'em - East VS West4th€4,000
2008 PokerNews Cup - South African Poker Open
ZAR 3,500 Pot Limit Omaha6th30,000 ZAR
PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker II
$ 60,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$60,000
Heat 81st$18,000
Heat 122nd$10,000
Heat 102nd$10,000
Heat 65th$2,000
Heat 41st$18,000
Heat 11st$18,000
Moscow Millions
$ 10,500 Moscow Millions Main Event - No Limit Hold'em1st$205,000
Poker Million VI
Heat 42nd
World Series Of Poker - Europe
£ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha3rd£94,380
NPL 2007 Global Poker Circuit - United Kingdom Open
£ 500 No Limit Holdem3rd£1,850
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed10th$58,852
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or Better29th$5,345
$ 5,000 World Championship Heads Up No Limit Hold'em33rd$9,212
Betfair.com Poker Masters of Europe
$ 7,500 No Limit Hold'em3rd$36,000
Partypoker.net - East VS West Cup
No Limit Hold'em3rd€8,000
Partypoker.com Premier League Poker
Group Match 115th$1,000
Group Match 106th
Group Match 75th$1,000
Group Match 63rd$3,000
Group Match 34th$2,000
Group Match 16th
William Hill Poker Grand Prix II
Semi Finals7th
Heat 12nd
Poker After Dark
$ 20,000 Week 72nd
$ 20,000 Week 43rd
Betfair Asian Poker Tour
$ 4,800 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em1st$451,700
Party Poker Late Night Poker Masters
Heat 15th
Poker Million V
Heat 96th
2006 Victorian Poker Championships
A$ 100 Camp Quality Charity Poker Cup - No Limit Hold'em22nd150 AUD
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em9th$46,805
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w. Rebuys13th$10,897
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout65th$4,805
$ 2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em68th$4,255
$ 2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em84th$3,790
Intercontinental Poker Championship
Grand Final2nd$150,000
Semi-Final Round 11st
Round 1 - Group A1st
2006 PartyPoker.com World Open
Final6th$20,000
Heat 21st
Party Poker Football & Poker Legends Cup
Quarter Final 4 - USA vs Australia2nd$10,000
Canada vs Australia3rd
WPT Bad Boys of Poker II
No Limit Hold'em1st$25,000
Crown Australian Poker Championships 2006
A$ 100,000 Speed Poker Million Dollar Challenge9th
A$ 1,000 Limit Hold'em10th1,700 AUD
2005 Monte Carlo Millions
$ 25,000 No Limit Hold'em8th$53,000
William Hill Poker Grand Prix
£ 6,000 Heat 2 - No Limit Hold'em4th
888.com Pacific Poker Open
Heat 52nd
World Speed Poker Open
Final6th£2,000
Semi Final 21st£2,500
£ 2,000 Heat 91st£2,500
Summer Tournament - Poker Carnivals 2005
€ 500 Pot Limit Omaha3rd€4,657
The European Poker Championships
£ 5,000 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em1st£260,000
Party Poker Poker Den
£ 8,500 Week 94th
£ 8,500 Week 72nd
Party Poker World Open
Final - No Limit Hold'em4th$80,000
Semi Final - No Limit Hold'em2nd$14,000
Heat 31st
Five-Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 World Poker Tour Championship - No Limit Hold'em42nd$21,781
2004 Monte Carlo Millions
Consolation Tournament48th$1,000
World Speed Poker Championships
€ 500 No Limit Hold'em7th€1,150
2004 Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Final Day7th$67,505
Rendez Vous a Paris
€ 10,000 Grand Prix de Paris / WPT - No Limit Hold'em2nd€339,930
2004 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em30th$2,000
$ 1,500 Seven Card Stud24th$2,140
The Fifth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
$ 2,000 Limit Hold'em8th$6,351
$ 1,000 Limit Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo7th$2,973
$ 1,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo18th$1,218
2003 Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Omaha3rd$28,518
$ 1,500 Limit Hold'em9th$5,797
European Nations Poker Challenge 2003
$ 500 Limit Holdem3rd$2,600
Moscow Open 2003
$ 300 Pot Limit Holdem4th$3,562
White Nights Poker Festival 2003
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em1st$9,166
$ 500 Pot Limit Omaha1st$10,152
$ 200 Pot Limit Seven Card Stud6th$1,287
Austrian Masters 2003
€ 1,000 World Heads Up Poker Championships 200365th
€ 200 No Limit Holdem2nd€7,170
2003 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em17th$4,888
Vienna Spring Festival 2003
€ 1,000 No Limit Holdem8th€2,993
€ 100 Pot Limit Omaha3rd€3,761
Euro Finals of Poker 2003
€ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT5th€16,000
€ 1,000 No Limit Holdem4th€5,000
12 Days of Christmas
$ 100 No Limit Hold'em14th$145
Worthersee Trophy 2002
€ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em9th€3,330
Summer Tournament 2002
€ 200 Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha4th€1,550
Ladbrokes Casino 2002 World Heads Up Poker Championships
€ 3,000 2002 World Heads Up Poker Championships - No Limit Hold'em3rd€10,000
€ 1,000 Heads Up Pot Limit Omaha1st€20,000
€ 1,000 Heads Up Limit Omaha Hi/Lo5th
Austrian Masters 2002
€ 300 Pot Limit Holdem5th€2,950
€ 200 Pot Limit Holdem7th€1,780
€ 150 Limit 7 Card Stud7th€1,020
Vienna Spring Festival 2002
€ 2,000 E-WSOP2nd€44,230
Winter Challenge 2002
€ 200 7 Card Stud1st€7,350
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