PokerStars Championship Sochi

RUB 150,000,000 guaranteed Main Event prize pool

PokerStars Championship Sochi will bring dozens of exciting poker tournaments to Russia’s premier holiday resort from May 20-31. With a guaranteed Main Event prize pool worth RUB 150,000,000 (approx. $2,600,000), plus must-play events like the RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160) PokerStars National Championship Main Event, and the RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $52,700) PokerStars Championship Super High Roller, don’t miss your chance to play the biggest international poker event in Russia’s history.

Buy-in for the PokerStars Championship Main Event costs RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590). Will you write your name in the history books?

Check back soon for more details about PokerStars Championship Sochi.

Festival Dates: May 20-31, 2017


Book now and get 50% off your hotel stay!

For a limited time only, get 50% off your stay at Sochi Hotel during the Main Event from May 24-June 1 - that’s a massive $466 in savings! This offer is available to the first 20 players who register for the dummy ‘Sochi: Discount Hotel Package’ in the PokerStars client now.

Log in to your Stars Account, and search for the ‘Sochi: Discount Hotel Package’ and register like you would any normal tournament to grab your discount hotel package.

See the bottom of this page for full Terms & Conditions.


  • No Limit Hold’em: May 20-22  - RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,850)
  • PokerStars National Championship: May 20-25 – RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160)
  • PokerStars Cup: May 20-25 -  RUB 19,800 (approx. $350)
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: May 23-25 -  RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $52,700)
  • PokerStars National High Roller: May 24-25 - RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,320)
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: May 25-31 - RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590)
  • 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)
  • PokerStars Open: May 29-31 – RUB 13,200 (approx. $230)

As well as exciting action at the tables, all attendees can benefit from the following:

  • Players’ party including guests
  • Free merchandise
  • The chance to meeting Team PokerStars Pros
  • Wide range of tourist activities
  • Access to the Players’ Lounge


The license holder and operator of this event is Casino Sochi.

Sochi Casino and Resort

354392, Krasnodar Krai, Sochi, Adler Region

Esto-Sadok, Vremena Goda Emb. , 11, OFF 202

  • Dress code: Casual, but no sportswear.
  • Minimum age: 18 years+
  • NB: Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate.


Please Note: To enter the Russian Federation you will need a visa if there is no international treaty between the Russian Federation and your country establishing a visa-free regime.

View the list of countries where a visa for Russia is not required here.

Feel free to email us should you require any help to obtain your visa -


PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

For accommodation information please visit: If you have any questions about accommodation in Sochi contact



Sochi International Airport is among the ten largest airports in Russia. Regular flights from Moscow arrive in daily; with a flight time of approximately two hours. Most major cities in Russia also serve Sochi. Transfers from the Airport to Casino will take about 30 minutes.

Flight to Russia and Moscow are available from almost all major international airports.

Early Bird Sochi Hotel Discount - Terms & Conditions

  1. The Sochi Hotel Discount Promotion (the ‘Promotion’) offers a 50% discount (a $466 saving) on standard accommodations at Marriott Hotel (the ‘Hotel’) during the PokerStars Championship Sochi event (the ‘Event’).
  2. The Promotion will run from Monday March 6, 2017 for a period of fourteen (14) days until Monday March 20, 2017.
  3. The accommodation dates covered by the Promotion are May 24 (check-in) until June 1 (check out) for a total of eight (8) nights. Accommodation dates are not flexible and cannot be substituted for different dates, either earlier or later in the Event schedule.
  4. Discount accommodation packages available through the Promotion are non-refundable and as standard non-transferable. If purchased and subsequently not required by way of non-Event attendance, transfer of aforementioned accommodation to another individual must be approved in writing by PokerStars Live prior to transfer taking place.
  5. The promotion is only available via the PokerStars Client.
  6. The Promotion covers only standard accommodations at the Hotel. Any requests for upgrades or additional nights outside of the package dates stated above are not subject to the same discount. Additional nights at the non-discounted per night rate can be purchased via PokerStars Travel.
  7. PokerStars Live retains the sole right to amend the Promotion at any time, including but not limited to dates the Promotion is active and discount percentage available.