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 TonybetPoker.com.
Here's a look at the full calendar of the 2015 OFC Poker Grand Prix at Tonybet Poker:
|Date and Time (UTC+3)||Event||Buy-In||Game||Guarantee|
|Everyday, 20:00||Freeroll satellite to GP #1||Free||Freezout - Pineapple||2 seats|
|Everyday, 20:30||Satellite to GP #2||€5||Freezout - Progressive||2 seats|
|Everyday, 21:00||Satellite to GP #3||€20||Freezout - Pineapple||2 seats|
|Everyday, 22:00||Satellite to GP #5||€10||Freezout - Pineapple||2 seats|
|Everyday, 23:00||Satellite to GP #8||€5||Freezout- Pineapple||1 seat|
|April 26, Sunday 21:00||Grand Prix #1||€10||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 000|
|April 26, Sunday 22:00||Grand Prix #2||€30||Freezout - Progressive||€750|
|April 26, Sunday 23:00||Grand Prix #3||€100||Freezout - Pineapple||€2 000|
|April 27, Monday 22:00||Grand Prix #4||€30||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 500|
|April 28, Tuesday 22:00||Grand Prix #5||€50||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 200|
|April 28, Tuesday 23:00||Grand Prix #6||€100||Freezout - Pineapple||€2 000|
|April 29, Wednesday 22:00||Grand Prix #7||€30||Freezout - 2- 7 Pineapple||€750|
|April 29, Wednesday 23:00||Grand Prix #8||€75||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 500|
|April 30, Thursday 21:00||Grand Prix #9||€30||Freezout - Turbo||€750|
|April 30, Thursday 22:00||Grand Prix #10||€75||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 500|
|April 30, Thursday 23:00||Grand Prix #11||€150||Freezout - Pineapple||€3 000|
|May 1, Friday 23:00||Grand Prix #12||€50||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 200|
|May 2, Saturday 22:00||Grand Prix #13||€20||Freezout - 2- 7 Pineapple||€750|
|May 2, Saturday 23:00||Grand Prix #14||€75||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 500|
|May 3, Sunday 21:00||Grand Prix #15||€50||Freezout - Pineapple||€1 200|
|May 3, Sunday 22:00||Grand Prix Main Event||€200||Freezout - Pineapple||€5 000|
|May 3, Sunday 23:00||Grand Prix High Roller||€500||Freezout - Pineapple||€6 000|
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