PokerStars will host the second stage of the European Poker Tour (EPT) this year at the casino “Sochi”. This autumn the room announced EPT Open Sochi. The festival will be held from September 21 to 29. The total number of tournaments and the range of buy-ins are still unknown, but the organizers assured the players that in the autumn series as a whole, contributions will be lower than in spring.
While the details of only two events of the series are announced:
- The main event will be from September 25 to September 29, the contribution is 132,000 rubles (over $2,100). The guarantee will be 60,000,000 rubles (about $1,000,000);
- Highroller will run from September 28 to September 29, the contribution – 58,000 rubles (over $4,000).
The winner of Main, in addition to the prize and the Cup, will receive a Platinum Pass for $30,000. The organizers also promise that the members of the team of Stars professionals will also take part in the EPT Open Sochi tournaments.
According to one of them, Mikhail Shalamov, the reduced buy-in at the Main Event will greatly expand the circle of players who will be able to participate in it and will allow many Russians in their native land to play against the best professionals in the world.
Online satellites for the Main Event have already begun. During the day several selections of the first level with contributions from $22 to $44 pass, which give access to the final satellite for $215. It takes place every 2-3 days. A package worth $3,100 is played in it. The package, except for the buy-ins to the tournament, contains:
- a fully paid hotel for 6 nights;
- $280 for other expenses.