Tony G

Tony G

aka "Tony G"
GPI Rank 41,436
Total Live Earnings $11,295,295
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob


Tony G

Tony G Lithuanian-Australian poker player with over $8 million in career earnings. Born Antanas Guoga, he has built up a reputation as a charismatic businessman and philanthropist, as well as a member of the European Parliament from Lithuania (2014-19). In 2005, Tony G founded PokerNews, as well as, several other poker affiliate sites.

In 2021, Tony G retired from the Lithuanian Parliament and has since racked up numerous cashes including at the 2021 Super High Roller Series in Cyprus.

In April 2024, Tony G was the third-ever guest on PokerNews' Life Outside Poker podcast show hosted by Connor Richards. Tony G spoke about growing up in Lithuania, founding PokerNews in the early 2000s, getting into European politics later in life and his favorite televised poker moments.

He also opened up about clashing with players like Phil Hellmuth in televised games and even issued a heads-up challenge to the Poker Brat. Will Hellmuth take him on, or is he, like Tony G said, "afraid to ever play me again?"

Read More: Top 5 Most Memorable Tony G Poker Hands

Tony G Background

Born in 1973 in Lithuania, “Tony G” moved to Australia just before his teenage years and began playing poker a few years after that.

His first recorded cashes came in Austria in 2002, with his first WSOP cash coming two years later with cashes in seven-card stud and pot-limit hold'em.

In 2004, he finished second to Howard Lederer in the €10,000 Grand Prix de Paris WPT event for €339,930, before winning the European Poker Championships in London a year later for £260,000.

Throughout the mid-2000s, Tony G appeared and cashed on numerous occasions on the partypoker Premier League Poker TV show.

In 2010, he became a partypoker Ambassador, only to leave and become an ambassador for three years later.

In 2014, Tony G became a Member of the European Parliament, representing Lithuania's Liberal party.

“I think that Lithuanian politics needs new people and new blood and I want to change policy,” Guoga stated during his campaign’s launch in October of 2013. “I have been fortunate enough myself to be reasonably successful in my life and I have new ideas and hope to inspire others to come into politics, too. I think I can bring a lot to the table with my experience in life and business.”

In 2019, Tony G sought re-election to the European Parliament but was unsuccessful. He subsequently quit the Lithuanian Parliament in 2021.

Tony G Poker History

Between 2014 and 2017, Tony G recorded zero live poker cashes according to The Hendon Mob. Since then, however, he appears to be making up for lost time.

In 2019, he won the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Triton Short Deck Event for €237,250, and signaled to the world that a return to the poker world may be on the cards.

“I guess I’m going to keep studying the game now and see if I can take on the best players in the future,” he said. “My game is behind at the moment because I’ve been in politics for five years. I’m dedicated to serving my country, but now I’m back in poker and enjoying life again.”

Later that year he would finish fourth in the WSOP Europe €250,000 Super High Roller for €799,045. In 2021, he again made it into the top stories of the year, with two stunning victories at the Super High Roller Series in Cyprus, for over $1.5 million combined.

Is Tony G Good at Poker?

Tony G's net worth owes a great deal to his poker successes. On top of his $11 million in live tournament earnings—much of which he earned in high roller events—he has won additional funds in cash games.

Tony G - Top 5 Best Poker Results

August 29, 2021SHRB Europe Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em1st$1,196,000
October 16, 2019WSOPE Event 4: WSOP €250,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller4th$882,942
May 1, 2009EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 No Limit Hold'em - European High Roller Championship3rd$552,239
August 5, 2005The European Poker Championships £5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event1st$456,8222
November 15, 2006Asian Poker Tour $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event1st$451,822

How Did Tony G Make His Money?

Tony G's considerable net worth comes in part from poker, in part from his businesses, and part from his work as a politician in Lithuania.

Tony G has over $11 million in live tournament winnings and no doubt more from cash games. He is also the CEO of Cyberphunk Holdings and owns a stake in several poker and blockchain-related businesses.

Tony G Family

Tony G has a total of six children, including two sons with his current wife.

Tony G Wife - Is Tony G Married?

Tony G is married to model Aistė Šlapokaitė.

Does Tony G Have Children?

Tony G has two sons, Herkus and Taurus, with wife Aistė Šlapokaitė. He also has three daughters and a son from previous relationships.

Tony G Political Career

Tony G’s political career began in 2014 when he was elected as a member of the European Parliament to represent Lithuania. As an MEP, Guoga played a part in shaping EU policies, particularly in the online gambling space. Tony G's background in business and poker brought a unique perspective to politics, and he was known for his outspoken approach.

Funniest Tony G Moments

Tony G vs. Ralph Perry
Tony G faced off against Ralph Perry in 2006 at the International Poker Championships in Las Vegas.

"I Got the Heart!"

Rob Yong was another in the long line of players that got into it at the poker table with Tony G. This time it was the Big Game in Germany. Despite the fact that Yong lost the hand on the river, Tony G's loud demeanor eventually got a smile out of him.

Tony G Bullies a Call, Loses
Tony G bullied Roland de Wolfe into calling with ace-eight, but his sevens are no good when De Wolfe turns an ace.

Telling Fibs to Phil
The Hellmuth-Tony G rivalry is tried and true, and no more funny than in this moment. Tony G claims he hasn't seen his cards and Hellmuth called with ace-jack. Tony G tables the suited ace-king to a classic Hellmuth reaction.

Tony G v Phil Hellmuth

Tony G FAQs

Where is Tony G from and is Tony G Australian?

Tony G was born in Lithuania and he moved to Australia at the age of 11.

What happened to Tony G? 
Does Tony G still play poker?

Tony G still plays poker, though he isn't as active on the scene as he once was. Much of his time is spent on business pursuits and other investments.

How old is Tony G?

Tony G was born December 17, 1973. He is 49 years old.

Does Tony G have a book?

Tony G has not written a book.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 Mediterranean Poker Party
$10,400 MPP High Roller
1st $257,500
2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe
Event #7: $100,000 Short Deck Hold’em
1st $1,196,000
2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe
Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
1st $382,500
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
28th €1,841
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
4th €799,045
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe
Triton Short Deck
1st €237,250
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
€100,000 LEON's High Roller
4th €351,579
2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour Wembley Stadium
€3,000 Main Event
176th €1,050
2012 World Poker Tour Malta
Main Event
10th €8,400
2012 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
4th 242,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
24th €37,000
2010 Aussie Millions
Event 8: $100,000 Challenge
5th 100,000 AUD
2009 WPT Marrakech
€4,500 Championship Main Event
33rd €9,862
2009 PokerNews Cup Australia
$550 Tony G Celebrity Shootout Bounty Event
11th 1,520 AUD
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 49 - $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.
13th $83,630
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
9th $6,292
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 2 - $40,000 No Limit Hold'em
10th $172,120
2009 EPT Grand Final
€25,000 High Roller Championship
3rd €257,000
2009 PokerNews Cup Alpine
Event 3 - €110 No Limit Hold'em w/Bounties
8th €540
2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
Event 2 - £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
3rd £94,380
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 45 - $5,000 No Limit Holdem 6 Handed
10th $58,852
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 42 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo
29th $5,345

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