PokerStars Championship Sochi

RUB 150,000,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool

PokerStars Championship Sochi will bring dozens of exciting poker tournaments to Russia’s premier holiday resort from May 20-31. With a guaranteed Main Event prize pool worth RUB 150,000,000 (approx. $2,600,000), plus must-play events like the RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160) PokerStars National Championship Main Event, and the RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $52,700) PokerStars Championship Super High Roller, don’t miss your chance to play the biggest international poker event in Russia’s history.

Buy-in for the PokerStars Championship Main Event costs RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590). Will you write your name in the history books?

Got questions about PokerStars Championship Sochi? Check out our FAQ page, or for news on qualifiers for players in Russia, visit PokerStarsSochi.net.

Festival Dates: May 20-31, 2017

Key Dates & Event Info

  • No Limit Hold’em: May 20-22  - RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,850)
  • PokerStars National Championship: May 20-25 – RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160)
  • PokerStars Cup: May 20-25 -  RUB 19,800 (approx. $350)
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: May 23-25 -  RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $52,700)
  • PokerStars National High Roller: May 24-25 - RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,320)
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: May 25-31 - RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590)
  • No Limit Hold’em Single Day: May 26 - RUB 1,530,000 (approx. $26,880)
  • PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller: May 27-28 – RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 29-31 – RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
  • PokerStars Open: May 29-31 – RUB 13,200 (approx. $230)

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
  • 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.

Venue

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 - live@pokerstarslive.com.

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: www.pokerstarstravel.com. If you have any questions about accommodation in Sochi contact info@pokerstarstravel.com.

By Air

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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.

Cash Games

Cash Game sign up is Cash Game area sign-up desk. Speak with our staff if you have any questions at the event.

Please Note: All cash will be played in Casino Sochi Units (C.S.U.). One Casino Sochi Unit is equivalent to approximately RUB 55 / US $0.90.

Cash Game opening hours: 24/7

NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD’EM

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Blinds

Min Buyin

Max Buy-in

Rake or Seat Charge

$1 & $2

$100

$500

5% capped at $15

$2 & $5

$200

$1,000

3% capped at $15

$5 & $5

$200

N/A

3% capped at $25

$5 & $10

$500

N/A

3% capped at $25

$10 & $25

$1,000

N/A

3% capped at $25

$25 & $25

$2,000

N/A

3% capped at $25

$25 & $50

$2,500

N/A

3% capped at $25

$50 & $100

$5,000

N/A

3% capped at $25

$100 & $200

$10,000

N/A

3% capped at $25

$200 & $400

$20,000

N/A

3% capped at $25

Additional blinds spread upon request. No flop – No drop.

PLO

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Blinds

Min Buyin (No Max)

Rake or Seat Charge

$1 & $2

$100

5% capped at $15

$2 & $5

$200

3% capped at $15

$5 & $5

$200

3% capped at $25

$5 & $10

$500

3% capped at $25

$10 & $25

$1,000

3% capped at $25

$25 & $25

$2,000

3% capped at $25

$25 & $50

$2,500

3% capped at $25

$50 & $100

$5,000

3% capped at $25

Additional blinds spread upon request. No flop – No drop.

LIMIT GAMES

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Limits

Blinds

Min Buyin (No Max)

Rake or Seat Charge

$5 & $10

$2 & $5

$200

3% capped at $25

$10 & $20

$5 & $10

$500

3% capped at $25

$20 & $40

$10 & $20

$1,000

3% capped at $25

Additional limits spread upon request. No flop – No drop.

7 CARD STUD

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Limits

Ante

Forced Bet

Rake or Seat Charge

$5 & $10

$1

$2

3% capped at $25

$10 & $20

$1

$3

3% capped at $25

$20 & $40

$2

$5

3% capped at $25

Additional limits spread upon request. No fourth card – No drop.

*$1 per pot will be deducted (on the flop) to cover staffing costs

Chinese Poker: $100 (+$85 plus $15 dealer tip) per table every 30 minutes

Other poker games on request.