Tony G., the Lithuanian-Australian professional poker player, began an online poker room dedicated to Open Face Chinese Poker in December 2013. Five months later, he said that his online poker room is such a great success that he is ready to do something new, such as launching an Open Face Chinese Poker Opener, the first of its kind in online poker history.
He told CardPlayer, “I am very much looking forward to this. At TonyBet Poker, we are always on the edge, introducing new games and tournaments. Open Face Chinese Poker itself is a very exciting game both to play and to work with.”
The OFC Poker Opener, which includes a guaranteed prize pool of €25,000 and 12 exciting tournaments, will begin on April 28 although Tony G. admits that he expects some overlays. He said, “This is our gift to the players. We want them to come to the site and try the game. OFC is gaining popularity very fast and we want to help spread it throughout the poker community and beyond.”
TonyBet Poker says that the event will be the first of its kind. The last tournament, called the MAYjor tournament, will be biggest ever OFC poker tournament in gambling history as it will offer a guaranteed prize pool of €5,000. The series will also include a leader board challenging players to earn points by performing well in each of the tournaments. The top 20 players on the leader board will be awarded free tickets to the MAYjor event.
Tony G. said, “I believe this is going to be a great run. I’m expecting a lot of action at the tables which I’m anticipating to be a part of. I will do my best to play all of the events. This is online poker history being made in front of us and I just can’t afford to miss it.”
TonyBet Poker’s OFC Poker Opener webpage has complete details about this upcoming event. The schedule includes interesting tournaments such as My First Trike, a €10 buy-in Pineapple OFC Poker Freezeout tournament with a guaranteed prize of €1,000; Sunset Bike Ride, a €30 buy-in Classic OFC Poker Freezeout tournament with a guaranteed prize of €1,000; Rickshaw Tour, a €50 buy-in Pineapple OFC Poker Freezeout tournament with a guaranteed prize of €1,500; a high-roller special tournament with a guaranteed prize of €3,000; and the €5,000 guaranteed €25 buy-in MAYjor tournament, the grand finale of the series.