"The first event was definitely a huge success!" TonyBet Poker owner Tony G told PokerNews about My First Trike, the opening event of the open-face Chinese (OFC) poker series which began Monday at TonyBet.
"We hoped for at least 100 players at the tables, but had almost twice as much, which I'm really happy about," he continued. "I played the event myself and I had a lot of fun as I'm sure everyone else did. I have also talked to my poker buddies and got only positive feedback – everyone just loved it and can't wait for the rest of the series."
The event, a fun and fast-paced €10 OFC pineapple tournament which took off at 10 p.m. UTC+3, broke the €1,000 guarantee as it attracted 179 players who battled their way to the top to get a chunk of the final €1,585 prize pool. After more than four hours of action, player "kingkai" closed the event in first place to collect a €435 payday. "Moreaal" (€277,2) and "sazam" (€183,74) followed in second and third place, respectively.
The opening tournament of the first-ever online OFC poker series distributed prizes to a total of 27 players. Below you can find the top 10 positions of the tournament’s leaderboard:
TonyBet's new OFC series will run through May 8, offering 11 other tournaments including the series-ending "MAYjor Event," a €25 OFC pineapple competition that features a superb €5,000 guarantee. Here's the full schedule of all the different events with dates, buy-ins and guarantees.
|On Ya Bike!||2014-04-29 22:00||€20||Freezout||Pineapple||€1,000|
|Sunset Bike Ride||2014-04-30 22:00||€30||Freezout||Classic||€1,000|
|Rickshaw Tour||2014-05-01 22:00||€50||Freezout||Pineapple||€1,500|
|Fancy Scooter||2014-05-02 22:00||€50||Freezout||Pineapple||€1,500|
|Turbo Quad||2014-05-02 23:00||€ 30||Freezout||Turbo||€1,000|
|Dirty Enduro||2014-05-03 21:00||€50||Freezout||Pineapple||€2,000|
|Hardcore Chopper||2014-05-03 23:00||€75||Freezout||Pineapple||€2,000|
|Main Event||2014-05-04 23:00||€100||Freezout||Pineapple||€4,000|
|High Roller Special||2014-05-05 00:00||€300||Freezout||Pineapple||€3,000|
|MAYjor Event||2014-05-08 22:00||€25||Freezout||Pineapple||€5,000|
*All tournament starting times are UTC+3
Players who want to save on the buy-in and prefer to try to qualify for a free seat for Tuesday's "On Ya Bike!" €1,000 GTD event can join the many satellite tournaments running daily on TonyBet Poker or discover the many different promotions available exclusively for PokerNews players by clicking here.
"I invite all poker players to come to Tonybet Poker and check out this amazing series," Tony G said. "We have loads of guaranteed cash to give away and the growing number of players. Yesterday's event had a €1,000 guaranteed prize pool, but the players made it much bigger. We still expect overlays in some events, but with this amount of interest from the players, I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't."