We have already discussed how the only place to play online Open-Face Chinese Poker is through the TonyBet site, which is based in Lithuania and is owned by Tong G, also known as The Mouth. Believe us when we say that we have been keeping a close eye on proceedings, hoping that things will change and that more options will become available. Whilst we were doing that though, TonyBet was getting better and better, not to mention bigger. They realised that the impetus was on them to take the game of Open-Face Chinese Poker and to make it huge, and that is exactly what they have been doing.

We recently discussed how the TonyBet Grand Prix had been a huge hit, propelling online Open-Face Chinese Poker to the big time. But it’s not all about that single event, just like Texas Hold’em isn’t all about the World Series of Poker, and just like online Hold’em isn’t all about the World Series of Online Poker.

TonyBet had many big events and tournaments before the Grand Prix and they have many more planned after it. Online Open-Face Chinese Poker is here to stay on TonyBet, and if you’re looking to play the only online version of this game doing the rounds at the moment, then this is where you need to be.

There are many great Open-Face Chinese Poker tournaments at TonyBet, and ones that are available on a regular basis. These have increased over the last few months and we have no doubt that in the next few months, there will be even more available.

If you don’t have a lot of money to play with, or anything for that matter, then head for the Daily Free-roll tournaments. As their name suggests, these tournaments are played every single day. They are free to enter and at this present moment, due to the fact that there are not a lot of members on the TonyBet website, there isn’t a great deal of competition here. What’s more, the organisers pump 15 E uros into the pot, paid out to the winner and the placers. If you have the skills then this can be a great way of building up your bankroll, before hitting the bigger and more lucrative tournaments and playing with the real thing.

Those tournaments include the Daily Micro and My First Trike, which offer some of the cheapest buy-ins, beginning at just 1 Euro. Again, as with the free rolls there aren’t a great deal of people playing these tournaments, in fact there are usually less of them here than there are in the free-roll tournaments.

If you want to take it to the next level, then try your hand at the Hardcore Chopper tournament. The buy-ins are a little more, and there is also an impressive 600 Euros thrown into the pot by TonyBet, which increases the pot very nicely. In fact, for just a little more of a buy-in you can get yourself into the On Ya Bike! tournament, which comes with an even greater prize pool, with 1,000 Euros offered by TonyBet this time.

One of the most popular tournaments on the TonyBet website, and one of the best ways to play online right now, is the 150 Euro Daily Guaranteed Super-Speed Bike Tournament. This runs everyday and draws in a fairly decent crowd, with the numbers increasing as TonyBet gets more and more popular. Still, right now Open-Face Chinese Poker is not too big and TonyBet has a long way to go to catch up to Pokerstars and other big poker sites, so with so much guaranteed money on offer, this could be the perfect way to use your OFC skills to win big.

There are around 7,000 Euros in guaranteed cash prizes every week on the TonyBet site, which is why this is the best place to play online Open-Face Chinese Poker right now, and when this game takes off and starts to attract a bigger crowd, it will probably remain as the biggest and the best, growing alongside the fan base as it has done in the last few months.

Open-Face Chinese Poker experienced one of its biggest online events in the last few weeks, with the OFC Grand Prix that was hosted by TonyBet, the leading provider of Open-Face Chinese Poker in the online world. As well as hosting a number of events, it also hosted what became the biggest cash prize in online OFC history.

In fact, the whole Grand Prix was the biggest Open-Face Chinese Poker online event in history, a major milestone for the game and one that will surely lead to bigger and better things. This event reminded us of where Open-Face Chinese Poker came from, where it grew and where it first became really popular, as this event was dominated by the Russian players. Of course, OFC didn’t start in Russia but in Finland, yet when it made it to Russia it really took off.

The High Roller event is where the record was and this event was won by Sergey Rybachenko, a player that is focusing on OFC almost exclusively and has made a big name for himself in this game. He dominated a field of 22 player to win a huge grand prize, one of the biggest cash prizes in the history of online Open-Face Chinese Poker in fact.

With the speed that Open-Face Chinese Poker is advancing at, it is unlikely that Rybachenko will hold onto this record for long, but he may also pick up a few more record of his own as these events get bigger and more widespread.

Other big winners at the Grand Prix included many more Russians, but there was also some variety in the field, and this shows just how popular Open-Face Chinese Poker is all over the world. The Main Event was won by a player with the tag “drinu29”, who scooped just less than 3 million Euros in an event that wasn’t as rich as the High Roller, but did have 41 players, nearly twice as many as joined the High Roller event. This is still a little on the short side, and you would undoubtedly see far greater numbers for Omaha and Texas Hold’em, but the fact that this was a pot of 7,000 Euros, and that over a hundred players got involved during the course of the Grand Prix, not to mention the many who tried to gain access via satellites, is very promising.

As with the other major online events, it’s not just about the tournaments themselves, but also about the overall event leaderboard. As with the Spring Series of Online Poker and the World Series of Online Poker, you climb up this leaderboard by winning tournaments and finishing in the money. The OFC Grand Prix was weighted fairly evenly, so that those who won the major events didn’t necessarily get a free ticket to the top of the leaderboard. This is why the overall winner of the Grand Prix, “deda35” was not even in the top five of the Main Event or the High Roller — the two biggest tournaments during this series.

“Deda35” made it to the top through consistent play. He played 16 of the 17 OFC Grand Prix events and as well as making it to three final tables, in which he didn’t go on to claim the grand prize, he also won a further two. His prize for this is not as great as the ones taken down by the Main Event or High Roller Champions mentioned above, but he will be given a ticket to the OFC World Championship, which is an annual tournament that will is due to be held in Prague during the final month of 2015. From here he can win much money cash than he claimed in this online series, but the competition will be just as fierce, if not more so.

Some of the best news to come out of the OFC Grand Prix hosted by TonyBet is that it exceed expectations. There was an understandable fear with the event hosts that the buy-ins for many of the tournaments would not cover the guaranteed money. This would mean that the tournaments were running at a considerable loss and it would have been bad news for the future of this event and for the future of online OFC on the whole. However, there was nothing to worry about. The Main Event alone received 50% more buy-ins than the guaranteed amount, taking the prize pool from 5,000 to 7,500, and the other events, especially the High Roller, were just as popular.

This is fantastic news for the game and for TonyBet, and it means that if you missed this OFC Grand Prix, you need not worry as you can almost certainly rely on another one being run this time next year.

TonyBet took a risk, but it paid off, and thanks to them the world of online OFC has taken a huge step forward.