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Drunk Tony G €1m Challenge to Phil Hellmuth

by Jeremy

Tony G has always been known as one of the most over-the-top figures in poker. In fact, there’s a whole list of videos on YouTube that show Tony berating other players and acting like a goon in general. But his latest video may have topped everything else he’s done in the past.

The video shows Tony G sitting in a dark corner of some bar or restaurant while issuing a €1 million challenge to Phil Hellmuth. According to the challenge, Tony wants to start with €1 million, and play heads-up for 10 days and 10 nights. Expanding on the challenge, the obviously intoxicated Tony G says that he wants to play forever until he takes everything Hellmuth has.

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Towards the end of the video, he also mentions that he’s currently in Malta (most likely for the recent WPT Malta event). You can watch the entire rant below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJz0HyJ_OU

A couple of things that really stand out about this video are 1) the fact that he’s wearing a baby suit, and 2) he has a very uncomfortable-looking WPT Royal Flush Girl sitting next to him. Not sure why they were hanging out or if she’s actually into Tony G and his baby suit.

In any case, it doesn’t seem very likely that Phil Hellmuth will take this drunken challenge seriously - especially since this is most likely a ploy for publicity by Tony G. But it would definitely be entertaining to see the two poker pros battle it out for €1 million. Judging by their past encounters on Poker After Dark, there would be plenty of fireworks.