We have released the coverage of a number of players that have featured on the PokerStars YouTube channel in Top 5 Moments videos recently including that of PokerStars Team Pros Liv Boeree, Vanessa Selbst and Daniel Negreanu and this week it is the turn of one of pokers villains in Tony G.
Antanas Guoga (Tony G) may well have been recently elected to the European Parliament on behalf of the Liberal Party of Lithuania but he is more known for his exploits in poker.
He is known for being a bit brash on the tables, a bit of a bully and has the ability to wind anybody up especially a certain Phil Hellmuth. The two of them have had a number of on table arguments over the years which have created some rather enjoyable viewing for us poker fans. He may not be the most liked of poker players but he certainly does provide a bit of entertainment whenever he plays.
Tony G has always been recognised more for his cash game play than he has of tournament play even though he has earned a healthy $4,862,341 from them. His biggest live tournament achievement came back in 2005 when he took down the EPT London Main Event for a payout of $456,822. He also came close to winning a WPT title when he came second in the WPT Paris in 2004 for $414,478.
He always used to be a regular on the late night televised cash games that included Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan and it was obviously down to his personality at the table and the entertainment for the viewers as the reason why.
A quick browse over at YouTube you are going to find many more clips involving Tony G but this particular one concentrates on the Top 5 Moments of Tony G when he took part in ‘The Big Game’ a number of years ago and shows him having a number of confrontations with Hellmuth and another well known professional player Andrew Robl.
Sit back and enjoy the brash nature of Tony G.
Join us again next week when we will share with you yet another of the Top 5 videos from PokerStars, though if you cannot wait that long you can head over there yourself to take a few more in.