EPT Sochi

Festival Dates: March 20-29, 2019

Key Dates & Tournament Schedule

The full schedule, along with tournament structures, can be found here.

  • EPT NL Hold'em National - Unlimited Re-Entries: March 21-24 - RUB 66,000
  • EPT NL Hold'em Main Event - Single Entry Per Starting Day: March 24-29 - RUB 191,800 - ***RUB 150,000,000 guaranteed***
  • EPT NL Hold’em High RollerSingle Re-Entry: March 27-29 – RUB 371,000

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

The Main Event will be streamed online from March 26-29 in English and Russian.

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 for all Main Event players


  • The chance to meet Team PokerStars Pros
  • Wide range of tourist activities (including night skiing and snowboarding – equipment is available to hire if you don’t have your own)
  • Bowling Competition with free soft drinks and snacks on March 26, from 10PM to 1AM local time
  • 'Doctor Frankenstein' Escape Room activity. Book your time slot at the Welcome Desk
  • Player Party with Elena Temnikova! Live Band Show starts at 11PM on March 23, with open bar from EPT players from 10PM


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.

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 Russia – 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 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.

Cash Games

Cash Game sign up is 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).

Cash Game opening hours: 24/7

Other games available on request.

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

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