Brazil's Pedro Marte Becomes First Sponsored Tonybet Poker ProFebruary 3, 2014 3:05 pm
After becoming the first global poker site dedicated to offering only real money Open Face Chinese Poker, TonyBet has now announced that OFC Champion Pedro Marte has now become the site’s first ever Tonybet sponsored poker pro.
The 24 year-old Brazilian first learned to play the increasingly popular poker variant during the 2013 WSOP, and said he so enjoyed the game that he decided to miss the rest of the WSOP events and become a regular at the Rio and Venetian’s Chinese poker cash tables, instead. Last December, Pedro Martethen then won a Brazilian $415 buy-in OFC 50-player tournament for $4,150 and hasn’t looked back since.
Pedro Marte can now be found at Tonybet Poker playing OFC under the screen name pedromarte, where he plays at the sites highest limit tables of 5 euros a point. Furthermore, Marte says he can’t wait until the site starts introducing higher stakes tables soon, as well as Sit-and-gos and multi-table tournaments which he says will help the game evolve and become even more popular.
Commenting on its first ever sponsored pro, Tonybet Poker’s boisterous self-promoter, Tony G, said: “We are really excited about the way our poker site became extremely popular in Brazil. We actually have a few thousand Brazilian players and the community keeps growing every day. Their love for OFC and poker in general is simply amazing.”
As for Pedro Marte’s plans for the future, the young pro said he is a regular at Latin America’s biggest live poker event, the Brazilian Series of Poker, and that from now on he would be representing Tonybet at these popular tournaments. In February, Marte says he will also be taking part in a big local poker festival, which includes an OFC event.
“I also hope to get some more feedback from the Brazilian players about Tonybet Poker site,” added the Brazilian pro. “For me this is one of the most important things I can do now: helping to implement the players’ ideas on the game. OFC is all about having fun, we have a great potential to become a huge thing in the poker world.”