EPT Sochi

Festival Dates: October 2-11, 2020

Key Dates & Tournament Schedule

Click here for the full schedule of tournaments along with tournament structures

  • EPT Sochi Main Event: October 6-11– RUB 175,000

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 will get lots of added extras to be confirmed soon :

  • Quick and easy dedicated Russian visa service – click here
  • Free player merchandise
  • The chance to meet Team PokerStars Pros
  • 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:

Security Measures

PokerStars are working with both the Marriott Hotel and Casino Sochi to ensure that we fulfil our duty of care – to both our players and our staff to help them feel comfortable when they attend and as safe an environment as possible is provided.

Below are a number of measures we are working on with the hotel and casino to have put in place, but it is important to note that these are not intended to replace any state, local, territorial and safety laws, rules and regulations with which large gatherings must fully comply with:

  • Personal Protection Equipment PPE’s (masks, gloves, hand sanitisers) will be made available throughout the gaming floors, at tables, and ingress and egress points for guests and staff to use at any time.
  • All staff working at the event are required to sanitise their hands before their shift and throughout the day.
  • All tables, table equipment, poker equipment will be sanitised regularly.
  • All furniture and temporary structures will be cleaned on a scheduled basis.
  • Temperature checks for all players and staff on a daily basis and where a concern is raised.
  • Physical distancing in the premises: we will increase the number of staff working queue management. Signage will also be placed throughout the gaming areas to offer guidance and instructions in a clear, concise manner. Printed signs and digital screens will be used for this purpose.

If you have any questions, please contact our team at live@pokerstarslive.com.


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, external or internal.

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.


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 45 minutes.

Flights to Russia including 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). One Casino Unit is equivalent to approximately RUB 70.

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.

PokerStars Live FAQs


Got questions about our events? Click here for answers.

Download and Qualify

Download and Qualify

Want to join the action at PokerStars Live events? Download PokerStars or Full Tilt to qualify now.