TonyBet Returns to Playground for Fun-Filled Series

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  • Pineapple hold'em, tag team, mix-max, and more are coming to Playground in the TonyBet Power Weekend!

Shortly after TonyBet had their first live presence in Canada with the Winter Festival, they’re looking to keep the momentum going with a TonyBet-sponsored mini-series at Playground Poker Club called the TonyBet Power Weekend.

Canada’s premier poker destination just outside of Montreal, Quebec, was the venue where Jiachen Gong won the $1,100 TonyBet Winter Festival Main Event for $100,000 just a few weeks ago. Now TonyBet is back for the second time in Canada for a series running March 9-14.

There are six tournaments on the quick six-day schedule and the emphasis has clearly been put on providing a fun series; the buy-ins are low and the game types are varied.

The headlining event is a $150 reentry tournament with four Day 1s with a huge guarantee of $100,000 despite the tiny buy-in.

Also on the schedule is a $110 mix-max tournament where the number of players per table decreases as the tournament progresses. There will also be a $220 classic freezeout tournament, a $300 team event, a $110 no-limit hold’em pineapple tournament, and a $135 six-max bounty event. Many of these are game formats that are hard to find at any live venue, especially at such a low price.

TonyBet Power Weekend Schedule

DateEventBuy-in
Mar. 9-13$100,000-Guaranteed Reentry$135+$15
Mar. 10Mix-Max$100+$10
Mar. 12Freezeout$200+$20
Mar. 13Tag Team$270+$30
Mar. 13Pineapple Hold’em$100+10
Mar. 14Six-Max Bounty$100+$25+$10

During the recent TonyBet Winter Festival, there were rumours of open-face Chinese (OFC) poker being introduced for the first time in a Canadian poker room. OFC is the mainstay of TonyBet Poker, though they’ve now branched out into rake-free six-max hold’em and pot-limit Omaha. While pineapple poker makes an appearance on the schedule this time around, it is of the Texas hold’em variety. OFC hasn’t come to Playground yet, but a TonyBet spokesman suggests it is coming soon.

With all of the fun-oriented events running through the TonyBet Power Weekend, there is also some excitement ramping up on the cash-game tables where Playground’s Bad Beat Jackpot is currently more than $590.000.

Also coming up quickly is TonyBet’s most ambitious online poker series. The €100,000 TonyBet Poker Glory Series kicks off on February 28 and runs until March 6 with 25 tournaments ranging in price from €5 to €500. Download the TonyBet poker client to check out that series.

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