Pokerstars Championship Sochi Main Event To Feature Guarantee of $2.6 Million USD

Published on 2017-03-07 18:01:00

The Pokerstars tournament - Sochi - Logo on blue.Earlier this week, Pokerstars revealed that the upcoming Pokerstars Championship Sochi, which is set to run from May 20th to May 31st, will feature the largest guaranteed prize pool ever for a Russian poker tournament.

The Pokerstars Championship Sochi main event, which will run from May 25th to May 31st, will have a guarantee of 150,000,000 Rubles, which translates into approximately $2.6 million USD. The buy-in for the event will be 318,000 Rubles, which translates into roughly $5,600 USD.

The Sochi stop will feature a number of other events, including:

No Limit Hold'em: May 20-22 - RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
PokerStars National Championship: May 20-25 - RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160)
PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: May 23-25 - RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $50,700)
PokerStars National High Roller: May 24-25 - RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,320)
No Limit Hold'em Single Day: May 26 - RUB 1,530,000 (approx. $26,880)
PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller: May 27-28 - RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 29-31 - RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)

According to Pokerstars, a "number" of Team Pokerstars Pros will be making the trip to Sochi, including Igor Kurganov.

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Sochi was the host of the 2014 Olympic Winter games and is going to be one of the host cities for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The city, which received a massive amount of upgrades prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, is known for its pleasant climate and architectural beauty.

Given the size of the guarantee and Sochi's close proximity to Europe, as well as its warm climate, Pokerstars Championship Sochi could easily become one of the most popular stops on the Pokerstars Championship tour in short order.

Source: Pokerstars.com - New Pokerstars Championship Sochi Set To Be Biggest Tournament in Russia

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