Tomas Jozonis is currently the Lithuanian #1-ranked player on the prestigious PocketFives online tournament leaderboard. The 27-year-old poker pro has a degree International Business and Communication but he attempted to make yet another career. Jozonis is a passionate beach volleyball player who was trying to get into the Lithuanian professional league in the past few years. A series of knee injuries prevented him from reaching the top level but Jozonis still loves the game. "I think I started too late," he said.
Now his career is solely poker-oriented and Jozonis' hard work starts paying off. While he's already amassed over $400,000 in live cashes and lies in 14th place on Lithuania's all-time money list, Jozonis true live poker breakthrough came here at EPT Monte Carlo, having already locked up the top live result of his career. His largest previous cash was A$95,760 for a ninth place in the 2017 Aussie Millions A$25k Challenge.
Jozonis mainly specializes in online tournaments. He plays usually three or four times a week and his bio reveals over $3 million in online winnings. That is a great experience to bring to a stacked final table. He's looking to become the first ever EPT Main Event champion from Lithuania. Five of his fellow countrymen previously made it to the top eight. Mantas Visockis had the closest shot at the title, coming second to Ruben Visser at EPT9 London.
Tomas Jozonis in EPT Main Events:
Previous cashes: 1
Previous final tables: 0
Total Main Event winnings: €14,110
Tomas Jozonis' Main Event run:
|Ended Day 1 with||93,500||89 / 299|
|Ended Day 2 with||198,000||50 / 120|
|Ended Day 3 with||1,141,000||5 / 45|
|Ended Day 4 with||4.075,000||1 / 16|
|Ended Day 5 with||3,800,000||2 / 8|