PokerStars Championship Sochi

RUB 150,000,000 in guaranteed prize pool

PokerStars Championship Sochi will bring dozens of exciting poker tournaments to Russia’s premier holiday resort from March 20-29, 2018. There's a guaranteed Main Event prize pool worth RUB 150,000,000 (approx. $2,600,000) up for grabs. Don’t miss your chance to play these tournaments and more at one of the largest international poker events in Russia’s history.

Buy-in for the PokerStars Championship Main Event costs RUB 192,000 (approx. $3,322). Will you write your name in the history books?

Festival Dates: March 20-29, 2018

Key Tournaments & Event Schedule

  • NL Hold'em PokerStars National Championship - Unlimited Re-Entries: March 20-23 - RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,142)
  • NL Hold'em PokerStars Championship Sochi - Single Entry Per Starting Day: March 23-29 - RUB 192,000 (approx. $3,322) – RUB 150,000,000 guaranteed (approx. $2,600,000)
  • NL Hold'em High Roller - Single Re-Entry: March 27-29 - RUB 617,000 (approx. $10,674)
  • NL Hold'em Sochi Cup - Unlimited Re-Entries: March 27-29 - RUB 19,000 (approx. $329)

As well as exciting action at the tables, all attendees can benefit from the following:

  • Players’ party including guests
  • Free merchandise
  • The chance to meet Team PokerStars Pros
  • Wide range of tourist activities (including skiing)
  • Access to the Players’ Lounge

Buy-in Information

For details about how you can buy-in to each event using a range of methods, see our Buy-in page.


The license holder and operator of this event is Casino Sochi.

Sochi Casino and Resort

51 Estonskaya street, Estosadok Village, Sochi, Krasnodar region, Russian Federation

  • Dress code: Casual, but no sportswear.
  • Minimum age: 18 years+
  • NB: Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate.

Important Visa Information

Please Note: To enter the Russian Federation you will need a visa if there is no international treaty between the Russian Federation and your country establishing a visa-free regime.

Click here to check if you need a visa, or view the list of countries where a visa for Russia is not required here.

Feel free to email us should you require any help to obtain your visa -

Travel & Accommodation

PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

For accommodation information please visit: If you have any questions about accommodation in Sochi contact

By Air


Sochi International Airport is among the ten largest airports in Russia. Regular flights from Moscow arrive in daily; with a flight time of approximately two hours. Most major cities in Russia also serve Sochi. Transfers from the Airport to Casino will take about 30 minutes.

Flight to Russia and Moscow are available from almost all major international airports.