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PokerStars Festival Heads to Sochi in October

Russia’s popular resort Sochi seems to be once again among the many stops on the PokerStars schedule. This is one of the long-anticipated poker tournament in Russia, promising poker action of the best quality. The organizers of the event shared that they were inspired by the event’s previous success in Russia, which took place from 20th to 31st May this year. Now, PokerStars is heading back to Sochi to offer a full package of various events, featuring life-changing prize pools. The festival is scheduled to run from 16th to 22nd October. Besides the lucrative cash prizes, the events boost a great variety of buy-ins, fitting even the most packed budget.

Events Worth the Attention

The popular online cardroom PokerStars already revealed its schedule for the upcoming event, which is to kick off at Sochi Casino. PokerStars included 16 different poker events on its schedule. The opening PokerStars Megastack event is to kick off on 16th October. It is to feature a buy-in of RUB11,000 or approximately $180. Only a few days later, and to be more accurate on 19th October, the long-anticipated Main Event is to take place. It is to boost the massive guaranteed prize pool of RUB30,000,000 ($500,000). The players will have the opportunity to compete for the lion’s share of the pie by paying a buy-in worth RUB66,000 ($1,100). A winner will be crowned on Sunday, 22nd October, when PokerStars festival will come to a close.

Another interesting event, which appears on PokerStars schedule is PokerStars Festival High Roller event. It will welcome the poker enthusiasts on 21st October and continue until the next day. Last but not least is the RUB 22,000 ($370) PokerStars Cup to roll out on 20th October and announce the name of the winner on 22nd October. PokerStars Festival included also other events and the enthusiasts can receive more information about the events and re-entry options by visiting the cardroom’s official website.

Players can also benefit from the online qualifications, which are already available on PokerStars website. Moreover, the sponsors of the event will award packages worth $2,500, which cover the travel and accommodation costs. Here it is important to note that this option is available only for players from certain countries.

Brief History of Previous PokerStars’ Experience in Sochi

In May, PokerStars traveled to Russia for the first time. Sochi played host to the first PokerStars Festival, which drew the attention of 387 hopefuls. Pavel Shirshikov was the player, who managed to climb the ladder of success and bag the hefty cash prize of $515,774 out of $2,658,630 total prize pool. His runner-up Vladimir Troyanovskiy banked $327,011 for his deep run in the event.