It sure is a great opportunity not to be missed for Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey when they were invited to a super high-stakes game onboard a private jet with a recreational player, but the rec is no ordinary amateur as it turned out to be Tony G!
The pair of poker legends just got off the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party in the Bahamas, and this time aboard a private jet they headed to the native country of Tony G (Antanas Guoga), Lithuania, where the poker pro/businessman has spent the past five years as a politician.
While Triton Poker co-founder Paul Phua was initially taking a rest for the long flight to Vilnius, the trio decided to play a few short deck sessions to keep them occupied - a 5+ version of both NLHE and PLO, with a $127,000 buy-in!
After the private jet game, they continued the juicy poker action at the Casino Olympic Vilnius, where high stakes specialist Danny Tang had also joined in on the fun.
Tony G said, "Paul has helped me fall in love with poker again...Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey are both super-special and super-talented. They are the older generation of poker at this point and, like fine wine, they get better with age and are a lot of fun to play with."