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Tonybet Poker Announces Online Open-Face Chinese Poker Series 'OFC Grand Prix'

  • Giovanni AngioniGiovanni Angioni
2015 Tonybet Poker Grand Prix

Tonybet Poker, the biggest online open-face Chinese (OFC) poker site, has announced the OFC Grand Prix, an online tournament series that will run from April 26 through May 3 and feature 17 events with more than €30,000 in guaranteed prizes.

Following the success of last year's online tournament series, as well as that of the first live OFC World Championship held in Prague last December, Tonybet Poker has decided to welcome spring with an event that is set to keep the OFC poker community busy.

"Last year we were the pioneers of online OFC poker and most of the things we did were done for the first time ever," a representative from Tonybet Poker told PokerNews. "Despite that, our online and live events received very good remarks from our players, which gave us the confidence to continue the good run."

This year, the site has not only increased the number of OFC events from 12 to 17, but has also increased the total guaranteed prize pool from €25,000 to €30,000. According to a representative from the poker room, Tonybet will run cash-game and tournament leaderboards rewarding players with free tickets to the OFC Grand Prix events, cash prizes, and even packages to the next live OFC Poker World Championship.

Since the site has just recently introduced two new OFC poker variations, the Grand Prix will also feature a number of events played in the new 2-7 pineapple and progressive pineapple variants.

"The two new OFC games we launched recently gained popularity among the players really fast, so we are really happy to include them in the series," the representative explained. "We will also be running a number of promotions allowing our players to qualify for the OFC Grand Prix events for free."

"We're going to give away free tournament tickets to our Twitter followers, so everyone would get the chance to participate in the online series. Also, 15 players will be rewarded with live OFC Championship tickets during the online Grand Prix, so there's just so much to play for."

Here's a look at the full calendar of the 2015 OFC Poker Grand Prix at Tonybet Poker:

Date and Time (UTC+3)EventBuy-InGameGuarantee
Everyday, 20:00Freeroll satellite to GP #1FreeFreezout - Pineapple2 seats
Everyday, 20:30Satellite to GP #2€5Freezout - Progressive2 seats
Everyday, 21:00Satellite to GP #3€20Freezout - Pineapple2 seats
Everyday, 22:00Satellite to GP #5€10Freezout - Pineapple2 seats
Everyday, 23:00Satellite to GP #8€5Freezout- Pineapple1 seat
April 26, Sunday 21:00Grand Prix #1€10Freezout - Pineapple€1 000
April 26, Sunday 22:00Grand Prix #2€30Freezout - Progressive€750
April 26, Sunday 23:00Grand Prix #3€100Freezout - Pineapple€2 000
April 27, Monday 22:00Grand Prix #4€30Freezout - Pineapple€1 500
April 28, Tuesday 22:00Grand Prix #5€50Freezout - Pineapple€1 200
April 28, Tuesday 23:00Grand Prix #6€100Freezout - Pineapple€2 000
April 29, Wednesday 22:00Grand Prix #7€30Freezout - 2- 7 Pineapple€750
April 29, Wednesday 23:00Grand Prix #8€75Freezout - Pineapple€1 500
April 30, Thursday 21:00Grand Prix #9€30Freezout - Turbo€750
April 30, Thursday 22:00Grand Prix #10€75Freezout - Pineapple€1 500
April 30, Thursday 23:00Grand Prix #11€150Freezout - Pineapple€3 000
May 1, Friday 23:00Grand Prix #12€50Freezout - Pineapple€1 200
May 2, Saturday 22:00Grand Prix #13€20Freezout - 2- 7 Pineapple€750
May 2, Saturday 23:00Grand Prix #14€75Freezout - Pineapple€1 500
May 3, Sunday 21:00Grand Prix #15€50Freezout - Pineapple€1 200
May 3, Sunday 22:00Grand Prix Main Event€200Freezout - Pineapple€5 000
May 3, Sunday 23:00Grand Prix High Roller€500Freezout - Pineapple€6 000

The second-annual Tonybet Poker OFC Grand Prix Tournament series is set to take place from April 26 to May 3. For more information about the series, the prizes on tap, and the ways to qualify for the Grand Prix events for free, visit

How to Play Event #4 For Free

If you don't have an account at Tonybet Poker and are in a country where the poker room operates, you can get a ticket to play Event #4 for free, courtesy of PokerNews.

For a chance to win a share of the guaranteed prize and enjoy a good dose of pure OFC fun, simply open an account through PokerNews using the special bonus code "GRANDPRIX30" and fund your account with at least €30. By doing so, you will immediately get a 100-percent bonus on your deposit of up to €1,000 and a ticket to play in the €30 buy-in Event #4 running on Monday, April 27.

For more information about this promo and to read the full list of terms and conditions, visit this page.

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