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Tonybet Poker's OFC Grand Prix Begins on Sunday with Pineapple Event

  • Giovanni AngioniGiovanni Angioni
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Running through May 3, the biggest online open-face Chinese (OFC) tournament series, Tonybet Poker's OFC Grand Prix, starts this Sunday, April 26, with a $10 buy-in OFC poker poker event that features a €1,000 guaranteed prize pool. With 17 events, four different OFC poker variations, and €30,000 in guaranteed prize money, the series is set to provide OFC fans with a week of great action.

"We're very excited about the start of the series," a spokesperson from Tonybet Poker told PokerNews. "We know that our players are just as excited as well, this is going to be a very special week for all OFC poker fans."

The site is going to run a total of 17 OFC tournaments in four different game variations: the new 2-7 pineapple, progressive fantasy, the popular pineapple, and turbo. Each day the series is going to feature from one to three events rewarding up to €6,000 in guaranteed prizes per tournament.

Plus, Tonybet Poker is going to run daily satellites giving its players the chance to qualify for that day's Grand Prix events for a much smaller buy-in, including the Main Event and the High Roller.

The start to the OFC Grand Prix will be on Sunday at 6 p.m. GMT with the €10 buy-in, €1,000 guaranteed pineapple OFC event followed by two more tournaments. The two biggest events are set to take place next Sunday, May 3, as the Main Event will give away €5,000 in guaranteed money while the High Roller will feature a guaranteed prize pool of €6,000.

"Next to the guaranteed cash, we will also give away 1 package to the next live OFC World Championship worth €1,500 through a player leaderboard, so that the best Grand Prix player would also get the chance to enjoy the excitement of live Open Face Chinese action," the room's representative continued. "Last year's World Championship was a huge success and we want all the best OFC players to be there for an even better event."

All OFC fans to compete in Grand Prix events will receive leaderboard points, with the winner getting rewarded with a live World Championship package while the rest of the top 10 will receive tickets Tonybet Poker's biggest online events.

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

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

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.

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