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 wal[...] Read more » Video: Tony G crosses the line
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (M)
Tony G crosses the line LMFAO, why because he calls clock, and if the tournament director calls the clock then he was right to do so. IMO Daniel Negreanu is the ass here, Tony plays for fun so even tho he did say sorry, say its all for the cameras he is Tony G and he can do this, DN is a representive of poker and should not have acted the way he did, dont see why Tony is getting the stick on this one.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 53 (M)
I would have to see the rest of that episode before saying whether or not I feel that Tony G was too quick to call for the clock, it depends on what Robl was doing before that. Just from that video Tony G had no reason to call for the clock so quickly. Negreanu had certainly played in such a way that he had to decide among three posibilities: bluff on the river, slow playing a very strong flopped hand or hitting a draw on the turn, so I don't blame Robl for wanting to think about it. A lot of money on the table. If Tony G was joking then he should STFU. I like him but if he is not in the hand he should let the players do the talking and keep his blabbering down.
This news article is just a fragment of the much longer story. First of all, Robl was taking his time to think almost every hand and it made TonyG mad. Also Robl was the only one at the table who declined to put the straddle and it made Negreanu mad. The tension between these three culminated in the hand above. Next day Negreanu phoned Robl and kind of apologized to him and Robl explained why he didn't put the straddle. So they are cool. Tony G in his blog wrote that he loves Robl with all his heart and he just got carried away during the game. So, they are also cool.
Joined: May '09
Age: 37 (M)
dont understand how he played so tight and fold bacuse of tony g. insulting and calling clock!I think he would pay if tony g. didnt start to act like this!but he do this lot of times,esspecially with phil helmut!go on poker stars tv and watch fight night from big game show(videos from several big game night): http://www.pokerstars.tv/poker-video-7548-best-of-the-b...
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United States
Age: 46 (M)
I don't care much for Tony G. He gets under my skin when I'm watching, I can't imagine trying to play with him live. I also feel that if you aren't in a hand, you need to keep your mouth shut about what's going on in the hand. I realize that's the way Tony plays, I just don't like it. As for Robl, he should have had an idea of what he thought Daniel had before the river, and a plan of how to respond to Daniel after the river.
Joined: Jan '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Rofl....i just have to laugh here. I'm stuck in two minds about Tony G, sometimes i think he is brilliant, an asset to the table and just generally quite a funny guy...then sometimes i haaate him with a passion and just want to knock him out. He says some pretty funny stuff in this, and tbh it shouldn't affect Robl at all, he's playing at the highest level and should be able to take it in his stride, the clock call is standard just puts a bit more pressure on him. Which, again he should be able to handle. Although saying that, i'd still want to take Tony outside and give him a right hook :E