Lithuanian born, Tony moved to Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 11.
A successful businessman as well as poker player, he is one of the most recognizable faces (or perhaps voices) on the circuit today, featuring regularly in televised tournaments.
Undoubtedly a skillful player, he is however best known for his often brash, and sometimes disrespectful, attitude at the table. His most oft-watched verbal assault must be that against Ralph Perry in the Intercontinental Poker Championship, whilst Surinder Sunar and Dave Ulliot are others to have suffered through his tirades.
His overall winnings of more than $4 million include many major cashes and a WPT title, and although he has yet to cash for a $1,000,000 or more in a single tournament, at the age of 36 he should have plenty of time left to do so.
- Robert Butt, Feb 10
(Pokernetwork.com - Australia's No 1 Poker Portal)