EPT Open Sochi

Festival Dates: October 4-13, 2019

Key Dates & Tournament Schedule

See below for key tournament dates. The full schedule, along with tournament structures, can be found here.

EPT Open Sochi Main Event: October 9-13 – RUB 133,000 – Guarantee RUB 70,000,000

EPT Open Sochi High Roller: October 12-13 – RUB 258,000 (approx. $4,150)

Please note: All buy-in amounts are based on Casino Unit (CU) rate which is valued at 70 Rubles per CU.

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

  • Quick and easy dedicated Russian visa service – click here
  • Free players’ merchandise
  • The chance to meet Chris Moneymaker
  • Wide range of tourist activities


To view full details of how to buy-in to any tournament click here

More Information

Not sure what to play or where to stay? Read on for more details before you join us:


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

Casino Sochi

51 Estonskaya Street, Estosadok Village, Sochi, Krasnodar Region, Russian Federation

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

Important Visa Information

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 - live@pokerstarslive.com.

Need a visa for Russia? Click here for a dedicated visa service for PokerStars EPT Open Sochi – it’s quick and easy to apply.

Travel & Accommodation

PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates specifically for PokerStars players. PokerStars Qualifiers will automatically receive information within 7 days of winning a satellite detailing how to use their ticket or winner's package.

For accommodation information please visit PokerStars Travel. If you have any questions about accommodation contact PokerStars Travel or call +34 93 325 6777.


Sochi International Airport is among the 10 largest airports in Russia. Regular flights from Moscow arrive 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.

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

Cash Games

Cash game sign up is via the Cash Game area sign-up desk. Speak with our staff if you have any questions at the event.

Please Note: All cash games will be played in Casino Units (CU). One Casino Sochi Unit is equivalent to approximately RUB 70

Cash game opening hours: 24/7

Other poker games on request.

All cash games at EPT Open Sochi are organized, run and staffed by Casino Sochi. Please speak with Casino Sochi staff for cash game rules.

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