As two of the more fascinating stars of the poker world, Dan Bilzerian and Tony G stir up interest whenever they attend a poker tournament. The pair lead interesting lives outside of the game and normally play something of a sporadic schedule as a result.
For that reason, and due to their particular brand of “charisma”, it is always noteworthy when they attend an event.
This week, it has been confirmed that Bilzerian will be making an appearance at the IPC in India, while Tony G will be jetting off to Australia for the Australian Poker Tour’s latest event in Brisbane.
King of Instagram headed for Goa
Gutshot magazine broke the news that Dan Bilzerian would be making a surprise visit to India, in what will be his first visit to the country. Bilzerian was officially invited to the IPC event in Goa and is set to visit Mumbai too according to Gutshot. The magazine reported that as well as attending tournaments at the IPC, the Instagram star will also sit down in a high-stakes cash game to test his often questioned skills against a group of wealthy Indian VIP players.
The fact that Bilzerian’s live tournament cashes only total just over $36,000 from one lone career cash shows how rare his public tournament appearances are. Big Daddy Casino, which is hosting the IPC, has confirmed on its Twitter page that the Instagram star will be in attendance for the series, which takes place between September 11th and 15th. The Main Event will get underway on September 13th, with Bilzerian expected to play.
All those rumours you heard are true! The Big Daddy of Poker, Dan Bilzerian will be at Big Daddy Casino for the most anticipated IPC that’s all set to begin in 3 days. Do you really need anymore reasons to start planning your visit to Big Daddy Casino for the Poker tournament? pic.twitter.com/UFUxXKczKJ
— Big Daddy (@bigdaddygoa) September 8, 2019
There is a good selection of tournaments at varied buy in levels for the championship and you can find the full schedule for the series below
Tony G confirms his place at Australian Poker Tour Brisbane
Over the years, none have been as verbally entertaining and irritating as Tony G. Whether he is berating players, goading them into calling or simply ordering bicycles for them, Tony G’s table is always one that fans want to watch. The ever-vocal Lithuanian confirmed on his Facebook page that he would be attending the Australian Poker Tour in Brisbane, adding “May have to bring lots of bikes for that lot over there”. APT Live’s Facebook page also shared the news with poker fans around the world.
Looking forward. May have to bring lots of bikes for that lot over there.
Australian Poker Tour Brisbane will run from September 12th to the 15th, with AU$425,000 guaranteed for the series. The busy schedule for this festival includes 17 separate tournaments taking place over the four-day period, with a AU$175 Main Event capping things off. Four starting day flights will be spread across September 12th to the 14th, before the second day plays out on the 15th. The festival, which takes place at Eatons Hill Hotel features a range of buy ins running from AU$60 up to AU$1,500.
Whatever you think of Bilzerian and Tony G, unpredictable characters who freely speak their mind are always good for any game or sport.
This is mostly because people being surprised and entertained is what creates a following. If you don’t believe us, just ask Bilzerian’s 28 million Instagram followers who tune in to see pictures of his wild antics each day.
Article by Craig Bradshaw