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PokerStars returns to Sochi with weeklong poker festival

11 Aug 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars will return to Russia's premier holiday resort in Sochi for a weeklong live poker festival sponsored by PokerStars, The Stars Group Inc. brand. PokerStars Festival Sochi will take place at the Sochi Casino and Resort, which recently played host to PokerStars Championship Sochi in May this year.

The added PokerStars Festival stop will take place 16-22 October and features a variety of must-play events including the RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,100) PokerStars Festival Main Event, with RUB 30,000,000 (approx. $500,000) guaranteed, the RUB 22,000 (approx. $370) Sochi Poker Cup and the RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,200) PokerStars Festival High Roller. Famous for its nature, beautiful mountainous coastline and lively nightlife, Sochi is a stop players will not want to miss.

"I was in awe of the venue at PokerStars first Sochi event, and I am very happy to see PokerStars add a festival to their calendar in the same spot," said Team PokerStars Pro Igor Kurganov. "Sochi is absolutely stunning and surrounded by mountains — a great location in both summer and winter. The local enthusiasm for poker there is off the charts too!"

A week of poker action
PokerStars Festival Sochi schedule highlights will be as follows:
  • PokerStars MEGASTACK: 16-18 October, RUB 11,000 (approx. $180)
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: 19-22 October, RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,100) - RUB 30,000,000 (approx. $500,000) guaranteed
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: 21-22 October, RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,200)
  • Sochi Poker Cup: 20-22 October, RUB 22,000 (approx. $370)
Please note: All event buy-ins listed above are subject to change due to fluctuations in currency exchange and are designed in Russian rubles at a rate of 60/1.

Start qualifying now
Players can start qualifying online now to be part of PokerStars Festival Sochi and take a shot at playing in the RUB 30,000,000 (approx. $500,000) guaranteed Main Event.

Full details about PokerStars Festival Sochi can be found on the PokerStars Live website.
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