OFC Poker has been steadily growing over the last few months. It hasn’t been as rapid of a progression as we hoped it would be, and poker on the whole has taken a step out of the spotlight somewhat, but summer is king in this sport and this summer promises to be a big one for Open-Face Chinese Poker.
As you all already know, TonyBet is not only the biggest and best place to place online Open-Face Chinese Poker right now, but it is also the only place to play it. This website was put together by Tony G, also known as “The Mouth”, a poker professional who has featured on programs such as Pokerstars The Big Game, and other major poker TV shows. Like the game of Open-Face Chinese Poker itself, this website has been a little slow to take off, but the number of players is still growing, with peaks here and there and a great deal of promise for the future.
One of those peaks should come this week, as TonyBet have launched what could be one of the biggest online Open-Face Chinese Poker events to date. Beginning on Sunday the 26th of April, and running through until the 3rd of May, the OFC Grand Prix promises to be the most exciting OFC tournament series to date. To be fair, it doesn’t have a great deal of competition, but we’re thankful to TonyBet for launching something that will definitely test the popularity of this game and will surely force a lot of other sites and tournament holders to take notice.
TonyBet Poker’s OFC Grand Prix, as it is officially known, has a number of events, much like any other poker series. It is not too dissimilar to the Spring Series of Online Poker and the World Series of Online Poker, both of which are held by Pokerstars, although the buy-ins will make it accessible to a larger number of players. The very first event in this series, for example, will cost just 10 Euros to buy into, and this event will come with a prize pool of 1,000 Euros.
In total, TonyBet Poker’s OFC Grand Prix promises a prize pool of over 30,000 Euros, and this is just the money that they are putting in. When you add the buy-ins to this amount, then you have a figure that can rival the biggest and best online tournaments on sites such as Full Tilt and Pokerstars.
There are also four different OFC variants at play during the tournament, which will test the skills of all true OFC players. The first event, the one to kickstart this tournament series, will use the Pineapple OFC variant, which is quickly becoming the most popular way to play this game thanks to poker professionals like Shaun Deeb doing their best to get it out there. The other OFC variants that will be played during TonyBet Poker’s OFC Grand Prix including 2-7 Pineapple, which is only just coming to the attention of many OFC players; Turbo, which is just a speeded-up version of standard OFC; and Progressive Fantasy.
Not all tournaments are accessible to all players, and even 10 Euros (which is about $13) will be out of reach for some of the small stake players. Luckily, there are many satellites that players can buy-in to for just a few cents. These are running now and they have been running for a few weeks. They will run up until the start of the tournament and will also run throughout it, so that you can continue to test your luck and effectively buy yourself a seat to the biggest OFC series ever for next to nothing.
As well as huge cash prizes, the TonyBet Poker’s OFC Grand Prix is also offering players the chance to play at the OFC World Championship, with packages worth up to 1,500 Euros on offer. Here the best of the best will compete to see who can take the OFC crown.
So, if this sounds like just the sort of event that you have been waiting for then check-in to the TonyBet site in time for the first event, which is due to begin on Sunday the 26th of April at 6pm GMT. As mentioned above, this event will cost 10 Euros to buy-in to and it will be followed by two more events on Sunday, with others being played on successive days. The biggest events are due to begin a week from Sunday, on May 3rd.