EPT Open Sochi

Festival Dates: September, 21-29, 2018

Play this event for the chance to win a Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship worth $30,000!

Here's how you could win a Platinum Pass:

  • Win the EPT Open Sochi Main Event
  • Win the Flip-Out Challenge on Day 2 of these events:
    • #1 NL Hold’em Deep Stack
    • #10 Main Event
    • #14 NL Hold’em
    • #17 NL Hold’em
  • Be the longest lasting qualifier in the EPT Open Sochi Main Event (both live and online qualifiers are eligible)

For more details, click here.

Platinum Pass

Key Dates & Tournament Schedule

The full schedule, along with tournament structures, will be available soon.

EPT Open Sochi Main Event: September, 25-29 – RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,125) – Guarantee RUB 60,000,000 (approx. $1,000,000)

EPT Open Sochi High Roller: September, 28-29 – RUB 258,000 (approx. $4,150)

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

  • Quick and easy dedicated Russian visa service – click here
  • Win a PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship Platinum Pass worth $30,000!
  • Free players’ merchandise
  • The chance to meet Team PokerStars Pros


Cash buy-in

Registration for tournaments is only accepted with Casino Chips. You can buy Casino Chips at one of the Casino Cashier desks inside the Casino, via the following methods:

  • Cash RUB
  • Credit/Debit card (nominative only – limits dependent on the customer’s own card limits)

Stars Account

COM/EU Stars Account holders can buy-in before an event by going to the ‘Events’ > 'Live' lobby in their game client.

Please Note: there are regional restrictions regarding online buy-ins.

Wire Transfer

You can wire funds in advance to the Casino. To do so please contact info@casinosochi.ru.

Currency Exchange

The Casino Sochi offers a 24/7 currency exchange service. For more information on the rates please contact info@casinosochi.ru.

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


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

Sochi Casino and Resort

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.

Players are allowed to speak in both English and Russian at the tables at this event.

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.

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

Did you visit the 2018 Russia World Cup? Your FAN ID is still valid until the end of 2018, and you don’t need to apply for a new visa to play at EPT Open Sochi!

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 Sochi Units (C.S.U.). One Casino Sochi Unit is equivalent to approximately RUB 60 / US $0.90*.

*This is subject to exchange rate fluctuations

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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