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aug
15

Jack Sinclair and Tony G wins €250,000 and €300,000 at the partypokerLIVE German Poker Championships

Tags: Jack Sinclair, partypoker, Tony G
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by "T".

This past weekend has been extremely good to Jack Sinclair, who just won the €25K Super High Roller event at the German Poker Championships held in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He battled against Tony G on a heads-up match, defeated him and walked off with the title along with a sweet €250,000!


Read more » Jack Sinclair and Tony G wins €250,000 and €300,000 at the partypokerLIVE German Poker Championships

jun
23

Tony G Challenges UK Leader Nigel Farage To €1 Million Brexit Bet

Tags: European Union, Nigel Farage, Tony G, United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 by "T".

Former poker pro Antanas "Tony G" Guoga challenged British politician Nigel Farage to a €1 million bet on whether the United Kingdom will stay in the European Union or leave. Polls of recent weeks have shown that the opinion of the public over "Brexit" is divided, with results showing 50-50 who are for and against the UK leaving the EU.


Read more » Tony G Challenges UK Leader Nigel Farage To €1 Million Brexit Bet

dec
18

Tony G's Poker Challenge To Canada's PM: "I'll take everything you have"

Tags: Justin Trudeau, Tony G
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by "T".

Tony G has been rather anonymous in the poker world ever since being elected to the European Parliament in 2014. However, it seems like the former poker pro is not done with poker just yet. The fact is that he just challenged Canada's Prime Minster to play poker against him.

The reason? Well, in a special 60-second challenge by maccleans.co, Canada's PM Justin Trudeau responded "That's not a thing" when asked what his favourite Baltic nation was". As many of you probably know, the Baltic states consist of Estonia, Latvia and Tony G's Lithuania. 


Read more » Tony G's Poker Challenge To Canada's PM: "I'll take everything you have"

aug
19

Tony G Is Now A Married Man

Tags: Aiste Slapokaite, Dave Devilfish Ulliott, married, Phil Hellmuth, Tony G
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by "T".

Businessman, entrepreneur, politician, basketball manager and poker pro. Antonas "Tony G" Gouga has many irons in the fire to say the least. Last week he could cross off another thing on his "bucket list" as he got married to his girlfriend of two years, Aiste Slapokaite.


Read more » Tony G Is Now A Married Man

oct
29

WPT Alpha8: Tobias Reinkeimer Leads Star-Filled £100k Event in London

Tags: Talal Shakerchi, Tobias Reinkeimer, Tony G, Viktor Blom, wpt alpha8
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by "T".

It's not only in Paris that poker stars are battling it out for some serious cash. On Monday, the 2013 World Poker Tour Alpha8 kicked off in London at the luxurious Palm Beach on Mayfair venue. The £100,000 buy-in tournament attracted 10 players spread across two tables at the beginning of Day 1 and ended with 19 entries.


Read more » WPT Alpha8: Tobias Reinkeimer Leads Star-Filled £100k Event in London

oct
15

2013 WSOP Europe: Event #2 and Event #3 Updates

Tags: 2013 wsope, paris, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Tony G, world series of poker europe
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by "T".

Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry saw 659 entries and the remaining 9 players will return to play later on today and battle it out at the final table - where a first prize of €129,700 and a WSOP gold bracelet are at stake!


Read more » 2013 WSOP Europe: Event #2 and Event #3 Updates

may
20

International Stadiums Poker Tour

Tags: Dave Ulliott, David Benyamine, International Stadiums Poker Tour, ispt, Marcel Luske, Robert Mizrachi, tony g
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 by "T".

The second day of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) is just around the corner! Day 1 of the tournament is being played online (February 3rd - May 26th) and live action begins May 31st in Wembley Stadium in London. The tournament (€1,000,000 guaranteed for the winner) is set to become the biggest live poker event ever and lots of pros have already confirmed their participation including WEMPLAYERS (amassadors) Tony G, Dave Ulliott, Marcel Luske, Robert Mizrachi, Like Schwartz, Sam Trickett and David Benyamine.

We will keep you updated from start to finish, so make sure to check our news section from May 31st onwards.

 

feb
19

Tony G Wins €1.85 Million Pot?

Tags: casino, Czech Republic, high stakes, Kings Club, party poker, Prague, tony g
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by "T".

On Monday, Tony G blogged about an insane cash game at Kings Club in Prague, Czech Republic. According to himself, he lost about €500,000 in a €2k/€4k cash game the first day. The same day as that cash game took place he also played a €10,000 High Roller (rebuy) event, but he decided to skip Day 2 and let his average stack get blinded off.


Read more » Tony G Wins €1.85 Million Pot?

jan
2

European Poker Awards 2013

Tags: european poker awards, gaelle baumann, gus hansen, ilari sahamies, isildur1, liv boeree, tony g, viktor blom
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 by "T".

The candidates for this year's European Poker Awards have now been revealed. One of the nominees is the high-stakes player Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom from Sweden. Blom is up against Jens Kyllönen, Chris Moorman and last year's winner Ilari Sahamies for the Internet Player of the Year award.


Read more » European Poker Awards 2013

nov
20

Tony G and Manchester United

Tags: charity, Jonny Evans, manchester united, party poker, poker, tony g
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by "T".

Tony G recently provided poker lessons to six players of the Manchester United soccer team (Refael da Silva, Phil Jonas, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck) for a charity tournament arranged by the club and filmed for MUTV. Tony G didn't take part in the tournament but he provided commentary for the broadcast. Evans, who plays as defender for his club, eventually took down the title after defeating Fletcher heads-up to retain the title he won last year.

Here is a short clip from the charity tournament:

nov
15

Tony G: "Tony Resort is real"

Tags: party poker, tony g, tony resort, video
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday Tony G updated his blog with a video to show all "non-believers" that Tony Resort is a real place. According to Tony G, his own little paradise is guarded by his German Shepherd Nordas, and Ralph Perry (Russian poker pro) is not welcome.


Read more » Tony G: "Tony Resort is real"

nov
14

WPT Copenhagen: 141 Players Ready For Day 2

Tags: Andre Petrovic, daniel cates, denmark, kata scott, theo jorgensen, tony g, world poker tour, wpt copenhagen
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by "T".

The World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event attracted a total of 229 players this time. After two days of play, the field has been reduced to 141 with Day 1A winner Andre Petrovic (picture), from Sweden, out in front with 220,400 chips. Day 2 kicks off at 12:00 CET (03:00 PDT) and the biggest names in the remaining squad of players are Sean Jazayeri (91k), Theo Jorgensen (53k), Kara Scott (43k), Steve O'Dwyer (38k), Marvin Rettenmaier (31k) and Ana Marquez (26k). Famous players who were eliminated during Day 1A and Day 1B: Tony G, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, Ville Wahlbeck, Anton Wigg & Ramzi Jelassi.

Check back tomorrow for another update!

 

nov
6

Tony G Answers Questions

Tags: 2012, cash games, party poker, phil hellmuth, questions, tony g, twitter
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 by "T".

Last week, Tony G asked his Twitter followers to ask him questions about poker and other things they were curious to know. Here are some of the highlights:

Dan Leroux: What's better: beating the GOAT, or an evening with a top model?
Tony G: I only know sports betting models - that can be more satisfying than beating the GOAT

Simon Walmsley: What is the biggest pot in $ you have played in (Don't have to say if you won or lost it)?
Tony G: 3.15 million PLO Russian game, three handed pot


Read more » Tony G Answers Questions

sep
21

Phil Hellmuth Vs Tony G Triathlon

Tags: basketball, malta, phil hellmuth, running, swimming, tony g, triathlon, wpt malta
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday the third and final part (running) of the Phil Hellmuth Vs Tony G Triathlon took place outside the Hilton Hotel in St.Julian's, Malta. Tony G started the 6-lap running competition with a 1 minute and 6 seconds advantage thanks to a better winning time in the basketball event. However, many considered Hellmuth to be the better runner of the two, so it was set to be a thrilling ending of the triathlon. Check out the video below to see if Hellmuth managed to catch up with Tony G.

sep
20

Tony G vs Phil Hellmuth Triathlon

Tags: basketball, phil hellmuth, prop bets, running, swimming, tony g, triathlon
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by "T".

In case you missed it, Tony G and Phil Hellmuth have not only been taking part in World Poker Tour Malta main event in the past few days, but they have also been competing in basketball and swimming as a part of an ongoing triathlon. Tony G won the first leg (basketball) and Phil Hellmuth won the swimming event - just like expected. However, Tony G had a better time when he won and will therefore get a 1 minute and 6 seconds advantage in the last competition of three, running.


Read more » Tony G vs Phil Hellmuth Triathlon

sep
20

Jackson Genovesi Leads WPT Malta Final Table! Tony G Finished 10th...

Tags: Alessio Isaia, Jackson Genovesi, phil hellmuth, tony g, wpt malta
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 by "T".

After eight-levels of thrilling poker, the third day's player field had been narrowed down from 27 players to a final table with only 6 players, and for the third successive day it was Jackson Genovesi who had the lead. Jackson will bring 1,553,000 chips to today's final table, and his closest opponent is Yorane Kerignard with 1,422,000 chips.


Read more » Jackson Genovesi Leads WPT Malta Final Table! Tony G Finished 10th...

sep
19

WPT Malta: Jackson Genovesi Takes Huge Lead Into Day 3

Tags: Jackson Genovesi, jason mercier, malta, phil hellmuth, tony g, world poker tour
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by "T".

A lot of well-known players hit the rail during Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Malta main event. Just to mention a few of them: Jason Mercier, Erik Cajelais, Jonathan Duhamel and 12-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who was visibly upset when his A[c]K[c] didn't make it in a three-way all in.


Read more » WPT Malta: Jackson Genovesi Takes Huge Lead Into Day 3

sep
18

WPT Malta: Jackson Genovesi Leads the Way Into Day 2

Tags: Jackson Genovesi, Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel, Tony G, WPT Malta
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by "T".

The second starting day of WPT Malta attracted 105 players, meaning that that the total field size of the Main Event was 169-players. 71 players survived Day 1b and Jackson Genovesi had the biggest stack when it came to an end - 147,500 - about 24k more than Casper Toft, the "winner" of Day 1a. Joining Genovesi to Day 2, which starts in a few hours, are poker stars such as Jonathan Duhamel, Tony G, Jason Mercier and Vanessa Selbst.

In total, 104 players of 169 will return to the tables today with hopes of making it to the final table, where the winner will take home €120,000. Maybe not the biggest first prize we have seen on the World Poker Tour, but with so many good players taking part there is definitely some prestige in winning WPT Malta.

 

sep
14

Tony G On The New Investment: "I think this guy could turn $5 million into $100 million - he's a genius"

Tags: basketball, daniel cates, high stakes, jungleman12, london olympics, prop bet, tony g
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by "T".

It seems like Antanas "Tony G" Gouga has no plans whatsoever to take it easy after the London 2012 Olympics, where he was the manager for the Lithuanian basketballl team, as he already has several new projects in the pipeline and some already up and running. However, the most interesting "project" must be the staking of Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates (live and online).


Read more » Tony G On The New Investment: "I think this guy could turn $5 million into $100 million - he's a genius"

jun
25

Tony G won't play the $1 million buy-in tournament

Tags: basketball, big one for one drop, loudmouth, sponsor, tony g
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012 by "T".

Poker pro and loudmouth Antanas Guoga, better known as Tony G, won't be taking part in Big One for One Drop at the 2012 World Series of Poker - even though he was one of the 42 pre-registered players for the tournament. The reason seems to be that he will travel around with Lithuania's basketball team, together with other big sponsors of the team, at the same time as the tournament is played in Las Vegas.

This means that 41 players will take part in Big One for One Drop. The tournament kicks off in a week and still there are 7 seats (48 player cap) available to anyone who has the money and the guts to use $1,000,000 for a single poker tournament!

 

apr
11

Scott Seiver wins PartyPoker Premier League V for $500,000!

Tags: daniel cates, jungleman12, phil laak, scott seiver, tony g
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by "T".

Scott Seiver is the 2012 PartyPoker Premier League V Champion. After a a short heads-up match against online super star Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates, Seiver had all the chips and received €500,000 and a ticket to the $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship. Cates received $300,000 for his second place finish.

Final table results:
1) Scott Seiver, $500 000
2) Daniel Cates, $300 000
3) Phil Laak, $175 000
4) Patrik Antonius, $125 000
5) Tony G, $100 000
6) Tom Dwan, $80 000
7) Matt Frankland, $65 000
8) Sam Trickett, $55 000

Interview with the Scott Seiver:

apr
10

Tony G: " Erik Seidel is from the family of The Walking Dead"

Tags: erik seidel, partypoker premier league v, the walking dead, tony g, trash talking
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by "T".

Tony G is back with yet another trash-talking video. This time it's Erik Seidel, who Tony G knocked out from the PartyPoker Premier League V, who gets a taste of Tony G's sarcastic humor. 

apr
10

PartyPoker Premier League V Final Table Set

Tags: partypoker premier league v, patrik antonius, phil laak, tony g
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by "T".

The preliminary heats of PartyPoker Premier League V were completed over the weekend and 6 players (Mathew Frankland, Sam Trickett and Tony G from Group A - Dan "Jungleman12" Cates, Patrik Antonius Scott Seiver from Group B) qualified for the final table.


Read more » PartyPoker Premier League V Final Table Set

apr
6

PartyPoker Premier League V: Tony G brings a whole Zoo to the table

Tags: animal instinct, card protectors, party poker premier league v, tony g, zoo
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 by "T".

Tony G is almost always in the centre of attention when he's taking part in a live tournament. In Party Poker Premier League, which started 2 days ago, he decided to bring a few "card protectors" to the poker table - something that will make sure to get him as much exposure as possible in media.

apr
6

PartyPoker Premier League update

Tags: party poker premier league, patrik antonius, phil laak, tony g
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 by "T".

The first 2 rounds of Group A in PartyPoker Premier League V have come to and end. Tony G took home the win in the second round for 16 points (and $32,000), while Erik Seidel finished second for 11 points. Tony G and Phil Laak now have 20 points each.

Group A - results after 2 rounds
1) Tony G, $40 000 / 20 points
1) Phil Laak, $40 000 / 20 points
3) Sam Trickett, $28 000 / 14 points
4) Erik Seidel, $26 000 / 13 points
4) Andy Frankenberger, $26 000 / 13 points
6) Eugene Katchalov, $18 000 / 9 points
7) Matt Frankland, $16 000 / 8 points
8) Luke Schwartz, $6 000 / 3 points


Read more » PartyPoker Premier League update

apr
5

$100,000 Super High Roller returns in 3 weeks!

Tags: daniel negreanu, ept grand final, monte carlo, patrik antonius, sorel mizzi, super high roller, tony g
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 by "T".

The €100,000 Super High Roller event will return on April 23 during PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Yesterday it was announced that 20 players have pre-registered for the tournament so far, which means that at least a €2,000,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.

Some of the most interesting players who will take part are Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Patrik Antonius, "ElkY", Sorel Mizzi, Tony G and Daniel Negreanu. Viktor Blom won the last Super High Roller for amazing $1,254,400! That event was played at the Atlantis Resort and Casino (during PCA) in January this year and saw a field of 30 players (2 players made a rebuy). It will be interesting to see if the upcoming Super High Roller will be as successful.

feb
17

Antonius added to the PartyPoker Premier League Lineup

Tags: andrew frankenberger, luke schwartz, party poker premier league, patrik antonius, sorel mizzi, tony g
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday PartyPoker announced that the Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius will join Tony G, Luke "FullFlush" Schwartz, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, and other players for the $125k buy-in PartyPoker Premier League Poker V Main Event in Vienna between April 4th and 10th.

The event will be a part of the World Poker Tour Vienna festivities and the winner will be awarded with entry to the $25,000 WPT World championship at Bellagio, in addition to the leagues first prize.


Read more » Antonius added to the PartyPoker Premier League Lineup

jan
25

Tony G to Melanie Weisner: "Ride the unicycle 2 times around a poker table and you'll get $10k"

Tags: Aussie Millions, Melanie Weisner, on your bike, prop bet, tony g, unicycle
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by "T".

Tony G is a well-known loudmouth in the poker community. When he's not busy trash talking someone at the poker table, he (and many other poker players) likes to bet money on crazy stuff. During the 2012 Aussie Millions, Tony G offered Melanie Weisner, an American poker pro, a seat in the Main Event ($10,000 buy-in) if she could go around a poker table twice on a unicycle.


Read more » Tony G to Melanie Weisner: "Ride the unicycle 2 times around a poker table and you'll get $10k"

dec
28

Tony G's message to Phil Hellmuth: "It's time to think about retirement"

Tags: attack, phill hellmuth, retire, tony g, video blog
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 by "K".

Due to Christmas holidays et cetra, we somehow managed to miss out on Tony G's latest video blog. The video, which was uploaded by Party Poker on December 22, has the description "Tony G sends his Christmas Greetings".

Maybe "Tony G sends a message to Phil Hellmuth" would be a better description. Yes, once again the Lithuanian poker pro is attacking Hellmuth. This time however, Tony G thinks that Hellmuth should retire for good from poker and that he's overrating himself in the poker world.

 

nov
17

Tony G's €1 million challenge to Phil Hellmuth

Tags: challenge, phil hellmuth, tony g, wpt malta
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 by "T".

Not fresh news but still worth checking out (if you haven't seen it before of course). During WPT Malta Tony G, dressed up in baby clothes with a beautiful lady by his side, challenged Phil Hellmuth to come and play heads-up for €1,000,000. Enjoy the video!

oct
19

WSOPE Main Event: 25 players left - Antonius, Seidel, Tony G & Cody are 4 of them

Tags: erik seidel, jake cody, patrik antonius, tony g, wsope
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by "T".

The field has been narrowed down even further as another day of the WSOP Europe Main Event is over. The 25 remaining players will now fight for a seat at the final table where some serious cash is up for grabs. Leading the field is Max Silver, from UK, with 1,769,00, and close behind him his fellow counterman Chris Moorman with 1,769,000 chips.


Read more » WSOPE Main Event: 25 players left - Antonius, Seidel, Tony G & Cody are 4 of them

dec
6

Tony G didn't get Eastgates bracelet

Tags: bracelet, Peter Eastgate, Tony G, WSOP
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 by "J".

He said it in advance he was gonna get it, but eventually he had to give up. Tony G did not get a hold of Peter Eastgate's bracelet, which famously went under the hammer for the massive amount of $ 147,000.

In his most recent blog Tony G says, his bid was well over $ 100,000 but eventually he had to give up, since he after all has his limits. According to Bluff Magazine the bracelet has probably been sold to a poker site, and if Tony G knew that, he probably also realized that the poker site have a greater disposable income than he has.
Read more » Tony G didn't get Eastgates bracelet

nov
25

Eastgate's bracelet auction reaches new heights

Tags: bracelet, Eastgate, main event, tony g, unicef
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 by "K".

Through out the night, the bids for Peter Eastgate's bracelet from WSOP Main Event 2008 have been pouring in.

It was a pleasantly surprised ex-world champion Peter Eastgate, who yesterday noted that bids on his WSOP bracelet had reached 75,100$ from a starting price of 16,000$.

- I am obviously pleasantly surprised that the price has reached such a high level, he said.
Read more » Eastgate's bracelet auction reaches new heights

nov
17

Tony G: I'm buying Eastgate's bracelet for my dog

Tags: bracelet, Peter Eastgate, Tony G, WSOP
Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by "J".

The highest bid of Peter Eastgate WSOP bracelet is at the time of writing at $ 16,600, but before long Tony G will go in and outbid, he says. He will make the bracelet into a dog collar.

It sparked widespread outrage when the Danish ex-world champion Peter Eastgate on Monday announced that he would discard his WSOP bracelet in an auction on eBay.
Read more » Tony G: I'm buying Eastgate's bracelet for my dog

nov
1

Video: Tony G crosses the line

Tags: andrew robl, daniel negreanu, tony g
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 by "T".

It's probably no news to many of you that Tony G likes to complain and fight with other players when the cameras are rolling. Sometimes he has a point, however, he usually doesn't make his point in a nice, friendly way. In the video clip below, Andrew Robl and Daniel Negreanu are playing heads-up, while they are about to finish the hand a very frustrated Tony G gets up for his chair and starts walking out of the room while he's complaining and whining about Robl taking too long to act all the time. The tournament director calls the clock on Robl after this.

Daniel Negreanu and the rest of the players at the table are not getting involved at this point. But after that Robl throws away the best hand, Daniel Negreanu can't help to show him that he was bluffing. Daniel is also thanking Tony G for calling the clock, which obviously made Robl stressed. Robl doesn't seem to be happy at all with the situation but he decides to be quiet.  


Read more » Video: Tony G crosses the line

sep
13

Tony G about Phil Hellmuth: "He's mentally unstable and needs professional help"

Tags: fight, high stakes, interview, phil hellmuth, tony g
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by "T".

It's not a secret that Phil Hellmuth has a big problem with his temper when playing poker. Even though Phil has a huge bankroll and probably seen it all when it comes to bad beats, he still can't control his feelings after so many years of experience. For quite some time now many of the world's best poker players have been trying to help Phil (in many different ways) to deal with his temper - but most of them have given up. Tony G, however, refuses to give up and in a recent video interview he said the following about his dear friend Phil Hellmuth. 

"Phil is a very nice person away from the poker table. But at the poker table he's mentally unstable and needs professional help", Tony G told the interviewer.

"He has gotten one of those headshrinkers to help him now, and I also try to help him. One just feel like taking care of Phil. I lead him, just like my dog.

 

sep
8

WPT: Justin "BoostedJ" Smith wins the High Roller event

Tags: Freddy Deeb, high roller, Justin BoostedJ Smith, london, Tony G, wpt
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 by "T".

The WPT High Roller event in London attracted a very small field of players this time. Only 18 players were willing to pay the buy-in of £15,000, among them were notables such as Tony G, Luke Schwartz and Freddy Deeb. It ended up being Freddy Deeb, Tony G and Justin "BoostedJ" Smith who made it to the money. First player to leave the tournament was Freddy Deeb, which left Tony G and "Justin Smith playing heads up, a heads up match which Justin Smith took home after some time. For the win he received nothing less than £141,000.

 

apr
30

EPT Monte Carlo: The High Roller event is on!

Tags: elky, ept monte carlo, gus hansen, high roller, Tobias Reinkameier, tony g
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 by "T".

113 players paid the buy-in of €25,000 and entered the High Roller Event at EPT Monte Carlo. As you can imagine there were quite a few notables! Just to mention a few,Gus Hansen, Tony G, Barry Greenstein, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Rousso.

Anyhow, Day 1 of the High Roller Event has now passed. 41 players will return today to play Day 2 of the tournament. Among these players we find notables such as ElkY, Gus Hansen, Tony G, Sorel Mizzi etc. In the chip lead is Tobias Reinkemeier (457,300) with Luke Scwartz (300,500) and Markus Goiser (291,000) close behind.

The total prize pool is €2,825,000. In other words, lots of money up for grabs! But these guys are used to these kind amounts, so they will for sure treat this tournament just like any other major tournament and play their game.

 

apr
23

Tyron Krost joins Team PartyPoker

Tags: aussie millions, mike sexton, party poker, pros, team, tony g, tyrson krost
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 by "T".

The winner of this years Aussie Millions, Tyron Krost, 23, is the latest member of Team PartyPoker. Tyron will now get to play in many major poker tournaments (for free) all around the world together with the rest of the team - Tony G, Mike Sexton and many more. Even though I'm happy for Tyson Krost and his new sponsorship, I must say that I find it quite strange that a big site like PartyPoker signs a relatively unknown player like him.

Okay, besides the Aussie Millions (qualified through a satellite at PartyPoker) win, he had some decent results in 2008 WSOP, but still? Might be that they want to strengthen its Australian Team even more after the signing of Tony G?


Read more » Tyron Krost joins Team PartyPoker

apr
19

Isildur1 to play live at EPT in Monte Carlo

Tags: big game, ept monte carlo, isildur1, tony g
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2010 by "T".

Rumors that the mystery swede Isildur1 is going to play at EPT in Monte Carlo have been been circulating on the web for the past few days. The rumors started after that a Swedish blogger (apparently with good connections to the EPT crew) wrote in her blog that Isildur1 already has signed up for a tournament at EPT Monte Carlo.

She really believes that Isildur1 wont cancel this time since he already paid the expensive buy-in and also because he can be more anonymous than in the Big Game. However, she makes it clear that she wont make a "Tony G" and put her hopes up too high. 

 

apr
12

Isildur1 won't attend PartyPoker Big Game

Tags: bluffed, drops out, isildur1, not attending, party poker big game, tony g
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 by "T".

Tony G announced a while ago that the mystery swede Isildur1 was going to come and play in the televised poker show Party Poker Big Game. The deal was that Tony G was going to stake him for 48 hours and also pay for everything else (hotel, flight, food etc). Isildur1 was really happy with Tony G's offer as he even told him he could play without a mask and reveal himself.

So, we were finally going to see who the man behind the ninja avatar at Full Tilt Poker was. The man who lost and won millions of dollars in no-time and also has been in the headlines almost every single week since he crushed durrrr back in 2009. Well, unfortunately Isildur1 decided to drop out in the last minute through an SMS to Tony G. It's not hard to understand that Tony G feels "bluffed" and disappointed after reading his latest blog post.

 


Read more » Isildur1 won't attend PartyPoker Big Game

apr
1

Isildur1 plays live in London this month!

Tags: high stakes, isildur1, london, party poker, staking, tony g
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 by "T".

A while ago, Tony G offered to stake the mysterious swede Isildur1 in Party Poker Big game IV in London. However, not many believed that Isildur1 would accept the offer -- even though he didn't have to reveal his identity. Now, Tony G writes in his latest blog post that Isildur1 has accepted his offer and that he's even thinking of playing without a mask. 

"I have some brilliant news. Isildur1 has accepted my offer to play in the PartyPoker.com Big Game IV in London. I spoke to him this morning and he has confirmed he will accept my offer to fully stake him for the event. I am delighted but I am going to crush him!
The question you all want the answer too is will he reveal his identity? This is what I am discussing with him at the moment, he is seriously thinking about just revealing himself to the world but the mask offer still stands! I will update you on this soon.";
Tony G writes in his blog.


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mar
25

Tony G offers to stake Isildur1 in televised cash game

Tags: high stakes, isildur1, party poker big game, stake, Tony G
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 by "T".

Tony G has been interested in staking the mysterious Swede in cash games online for a long time. However, it remains unclear if they have agreed on something. Now, Tony G is offering to stake Isildur1 in the televised cash game The PartyPoker Big Game IV. Tony G writes in his blog that he will pay for the flight, accommodation and stake him for the 48 hour cash game. Tony G has even contacted one of the tournament organizers and fixed so that Isildur1 can wear a mask or something else in order to keep his identity hidden and remain unknown.


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jan
28

High Stakes: Isildur1 on very low stakes

Tags: broke, Full Tilt poker, Isildur1, low stakes, Tony G
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 by "T".

Isildur1 probably doesn't need a closer presentation since he was the most talked-about person in the end of 2009 thanks to the millions of dollars he won and lost in no-time. Anyhow, we all know that Isildur1 ended up losing everything he had won, and also that he lost about 2 million dollars from his own bankroll. After this, Isildur1 disappeared from the high stakes scene for a while, and then he returned a few weeks later playing $5/$10 NL. This time, the unknown Swede lost about $400 and didn't seem to care about the money at all (who can blame him?).

Now, after a few weeks of complete silence, he's once again back at the poker tables. But, unfortunately, it's on even lower stakes than last time - $0,25/$0.50 NL Holdem. Isildur1 sat down at the table with $10, which he lost later on after that his pair of kings was beaten by three of a kind 5's.


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jan
14

Noble Poker Announces Merger with Tony G + New No Deposit Bonus!

Tags: BankrollMob, Freeroll, No Deposit Bonus, Noble Poker, Tony G
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010 by "K".

Noble Poker

PRESS RELEASE:

Noble Poker announces its merger with tonygpoker.com, the popular online poker room run by Tony Guoga (aka Tony G). As both Noble Poker and Tony G Poker are iPoker Network poker room, all Tony G poker room players will be migrated to Noble Poker without affecting the player’s user experience.

Having recently enhanced its website and lead by new poker management, Noble Poker is adding more strength to its formidable lineup in the shape of Tonygpoker.com
Read more » Noble Poker Announces Merger with Tony G + New No Deposit Bonus!

dec
22

Tony G comments on the Brian Townsend scandal

Tags: brian hastings, brian townsend, cheating, cole south, scandal, tony g
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by "T".

Brian Townsend has been in the center of the storm since last week when he got his red pro status removed (for a month) by Full Tilt after that they found out he had been using a non-allowed program to save hand history against Isildur1, and also discussed and shared this information with Brian Hastings and Cole South.

After this, Brian Townsend wrote in his blog that he was the sole one to break Full Tilt's terms & conditions and that Hastings and South had nothing to do with it. Brian Townsend probably thought that he would get some peace and quite after writing this. Unfortunately, for him, this "scandal" has now been taken to another level as many other pros now have started giving their opinions and thoughts on the Brian Townsend scandal. One of these pros are Tony G.

"The world of poker is a very complex structure built around players, the online poker sites and casinos that provide the games, the limits and games played, rake, backers, and a lot more, and in the end, trying to provide the best game possible that helps everyone.  The entire situation with Townsend, Hastings, and Cole involving their combined knowledge and play against Ilsuldur1 leaves a bad smell in the air for everyone, especially for Full Tilt since Townsend is one of their Red Pros. As a player, I would like to see Townsend be more committed to giving his attention to doing what being a Red Pro demands at Full Tilt."


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dec
1

Isildur1 is still going strong

Tags: Full Tilt poker, Isildur1, Martonas, Tony G
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 by "T".

Isildur1 (a.k.a. The Unknown Swede) is still doing very well at Full Tilt's highest stakes, and it seems like he is here to stay unlike the other unknown Swede, Martonas. Last Saturday, Isildur1 took on Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan and emptied both their accounts and ended up around $2,5 million plus. However, he lost a lot of those winnings to Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies in Omaha just a few moments later. It only took "Ziigmund" about 600 hands to take $1,5 million from the unknown Swede. Even though Isildur1 lost so much to Ziigmund", he was still $1 million dollars plus for the day.

Many people that have been following Isildur1 at Full Tilt poker can't understand why he's playing against Ziigmund when he's winning big against almost all other players? The answer for this question might be that the unknown Swede is looking for revenge and want to win back the money he has lost, or it might have something to do with pride? 


Read more » Isildur1 is still going strong

may
5

EPT: Vanessa Rousso takes home the High Roller Championship

Tags: EPT High Roller Championship, Randy Dorfman, Tony G, Vanessa Rousso, William Thorson
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 by "T".

Vanessa Rousso, the Team PokerStars Pro, took home the EPT High Roller Championship last weekend and received a stunning amount of €570,000 in first prize. The final table included notable players like Tony G, William Thorson, David Steicke & David Eldar.


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nov
26

PartyPoker Premier League III update

Tags: J.C. Tran, PartyPoker Premier League, Tony G
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 by "T".

After 2 heats J.C. Tran and Tony G are in the lead with 10 points each followed by Peter Eastgate and Tom Dwan with 6 points each.


Read more » PartyPoker Premier League III update


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