PokerStars decided to keep up with PartyPoker, which announced a series in Russia, and announced the EPT Open Sochi event. The poker festival will traditionally take place in Sochi Casino from September 21 to 29. The Main Event guarantees $ 1 million winning. The future winner will also receive a $ 30,000 platinum card, which gives the right to play in the PokerStars Players Championship in January 2019 in the Bahamas. Moreover, Grand Prix of Formula 1 in Sochi is also scheduled for the same dates in September, so the players have a unique opportunity to see the famous car race.
“It’s nice to hear about the return of the EPT series in Sochi with the new EPT Open. Reduced buy-in in the Main Event will allow poker players with a small bankroll to participate in the prestigious championship without leaving the country. They also have the opportunity to try their hand at tables with legendary poker players. This spring EPT welcomed 1,300 players from 61 different countries! “, Said PokerStars Ambassador Mikhail Shalamov.
EPT was already held in March this year in Sochi. The winner of the Main Event was Arseniy Karmatsky from Russia, whose winnings amounted to $ 478,451.
Right now, players can compete for Main Event packages worth $3,100, including expenses and accommodation, via a variety of PokerStars satellites that start at just $22.