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PokerStars Announces EPT Open Sochi

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 20, 2018 | Posted In Poker News

PokerStars has announced a brand new addition to the European Poker Tour on a lower prize-point so players of all bankrolls can compete between 21 and 29 September in Sochi, Russia.

EPT Open Sochi confirmed dates for the Main Event and High Roller but the full schedule will be announced later. EPT Open Sochi Main Event will take place from 25 to 29 September with a buy-in of $2,125 (RUB 132,000). The guaranteed prize pool is nearly $1 million (RUB 60,000,000) and the lucky winner will walk away with a Platinum Pass for the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) that takes place in early 2019.

Satellites to the EPT Open Sochi are available online with a variety of different buy-ins that start from $22. Main Event packages worth $3,100 that include accommodation and Main Event buy-in, are also in the offer via satellites.

Platinum Pass is worth a whopping $30,000 and includes $25,000 entry for the PSPC event, six nights at Atlantis Resort, Nassau in the Bahamas as well as $2,000 in food and beverage allowances. This one will be one of the five Platinum Passes that PokerStars promised to reward to EPT Open Sochi participants. PokerStars will award more than 300 Platinum Passes throughout 2018 via PokerStars specific tournament, random prize draws or fun free-to-play competitions.  PokerStars expects the 2019 PSPC event to be the biggest high roller poker tournament to date.

Players of the EPT Open Sochi will also have the chance to meet Team PokerStars pros, PokerStars Ambassadors, receive free merchandise and enjoy the luxury of Sochi Casino & Resort. If you need the reason to stay in Russia a little bit longer, Sochi Autodrom kicks off after the EPT Open so you can enjoy one of the most popular forms of motor racing.

This will be the second time EPT visits Sochi this year since the regular stop took place between 20 and 29 March. The winner of the Main Event was ArseniiKarmatckii winning a hefty prize of $478,451 (RUB 27,300,000).

PokerStars Ambassador, Mikhail Shalamov, sees EPT Open Sochi as a great opportunity to gather all kinds of players from around the world.

“It’s great to see the EPT returning to Sochi but with a slight twist as the EPT Open Sochi. The smaller Main Event buy-in this time around will make it a brilliant opportunity for players of all bankrolls to play on home soil and give Russian players the opportunity to take to the felt against some of the best players from around the world. At the EPT event earlier this year there were more than 1,300 players from 61 different countries!”

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