PokerStars Festival Sochi

$500,000 (approx. RUB 30,000,000) guaranteed Main Event prize pool

After the success of PokerStars Championship Sochi earlier in the year, we're giving you another chance to enjoy dozens of exciting poker tournaments at Russia’s premier holiday resort - only this time, we’re adding a PokerStars Festival feel.

With a guaranteed Main Event prize pool worth $500,000 (approx. RUB 30,000,000), plus must-play events like the $370 (approx. RUB 22,000) PokerStars Sochi Cup, and the $2,200 (approx. RUB 132,000) PokerStars Festival High Roller, don't miss all the action from October 16 - 22.

Buy-in for the PokerStars Festival Main Event costs $1,100 (approx. RUB 66,000).

Festival Dates: October 16-22, 2017

Key Dates & Event Info

  • PokerStars Megastack - One Re-Entry Per Flight: October 16-18 - RUB 11,000 (approx. $180)
  • NL Hold'em - PokerStars Festival Main Event: October 19-22 - RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,100)
  • NL Hold'em - PokerStars Festival High Roller - Single Re-Entry: October 21-22 - RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,200)
  • NL Hold'em - Sochi Poker Cup - One Re-Entry Per Flight: October 20-22 - RUB 22,800 (approx. $370)

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

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.

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 & Accomodation

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.

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 Games will be played in Casino Sochi Units (C.S.U.). One Casino Sochi Unit is equivalent to approximately RUB 50 / US $0.90*.

*This is subject to exchange rate fluctuations