Wednesday 26th June, 2019

888poker LIVE makes debut visit to Sochi in August

By Mad Harper

888poker LIVE is heading to Sochi in Russia for the very first time in August with an unmissable poker event in this gorgeous Black Sea resort.

Sochi is often dubbed the “gateway to the Russian Riviera” and is the perfect place to enjoy a great summer poker festival. 888poker LIVE Sochi will run from August 8 to 15 at the Casino Poker Club Sochi, boasting a massive overall Prize pool of $1,000,000 and a $500,000 guaranteed Main Event.

We’re the 888poker LIVE’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find flights and accommodation in beautiful Sochi.

Not only is there a massive guarantee up for grabs, but the winner of the 888poker LIVE Sochi Main Event will also walk away with the very first prize package for next year’s WSOP 2020 Main Event in Las Vegas.

With the massive guarantee at 888poker LIVE Sochi, there are bound to be a wide selection of tournaments on the schedule. The first event is the 888poker Cup with a $444 buy-in. Several live satellites will be running on the initial days of the series with buy-ins starting for as low as $50.

The $500,000 guaranteed Main Event kicks off on August 10 with the first of five Day 1 flights. Players can buy-in directly for $888 or win a seat or package on 888poker for as little as 1 cent! Seat-only satellites are running around the clock. In addition to the Main Event and 888poker Cup, the schedule also features a $1,888 buy-in High Roller tournament, Hyper-Turbo Deepstack Bounty, Super Bounty and Pot Limit Omaha Bounty events.

Numerous 888poker Ambassadors are among the top players who will be attending the event.

About Sochi
As part of the Caucasian Riviera, Sochi is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, which means warm to hot summers and mild winters. 888poker LIVE is heading to this beautiful city at the perfect time for adding some sightseeing to a week of playing poker.

The Dolphinarium "Riviera" Amusement Park boasts thrilling rides that can compete with the excitement of turn of a river card. Sochi National Park is also well worth a visit with a plethora of endangered species.

Please note that some players may need a visa to enter Russia, so please check your status before packing your bags!

Sochi is a terrific location, combining the thrill of high-octane poker with amazing tourist amenities. Casino Sochi was designed to mirror the style of Las Vegas properties and includes 569 state-of-the-art slot terminals, 70 gaming tables including American Roulette, Blackjack, Russian Poker, Casino Texas Hold’em, Baccarat and a separate Poker Room. The total capacity of the venue is up to 2,000 people.

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