Country: Australia/ Lithuania
Nickname: "Tony G"
Date of birth: December 17, 1973
Winnings in live tournaments: over 5 670 000$
Best result: 552 239$ or 420 000€ (the 3rd place in European High Roller Championship for 25 000€ at EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo in 2009).
Tony G is one of the most charismatic persons who is loved by fans and hated by opponents. He is a hard-edged player and dangerous competitor, successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Tony G’s real name is Antanas Guoga. He was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. Already in childhood, he was distinguished by incredible intelligence and mathematical mindset. He managed to become the champion of Lithuania on solving the Rubik's cube for speed. He was also fond of chess and went to a special chess school.
It is not surprising that such abilities helped him to realize himself as a professional poker player. At the poker table Antanas is known as aggressive player who makes different pranks and teases his opponent with biting jokes. For such behaviour Guoga was called “The Australian Windbag” and “The Mouth from Down Under”.
Tony made a successful progress in poker. In 2004 he got in the money in WSOP tournament in 7-Card Stud and Pot Limit Texas Hold’em. Later in this year he got the 2nd place at WPT Grand Prix de Paris in NLH Rendez Vous tournament a Paris for 10 000€ and won 339 930€ or 414 478$. In August 2005 Guoga won Main Event European Poker Championships for 5 050£ and enriched with 456 822$. His total winnings in live events exceed 5 million dollars.
Most part of his winnings Tony gives to different charitable foundations and organizations. For example, at Russian championship Moscow Millions that was held in 2007 he won 205 000$ and donated this money to Russian orphanages.
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