Sunday 26th March, 2017

Bubble looms at partypoker LIVE Sochi

By Mad Harper

With just 132 players still in contention at partypoker LIVE Million, they’re close to the money in Sochi. There were 1,170 entries for the $1,100 Main Event and 116 players are still in, vying for a share of a $1,134,900 prize pool. The winner will get $225,000 with a min-cash worth $2,000. Day 3 kicks off at 1pm today with the final tomorrow.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the fun in Sochi! Let MainEventTravel help you with your trip to the partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham from April 18-23. And if you want to visit amazing Sochi, there’s the PokerStars Championship Sochi from May 20-31 which is also being held at the spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort.

The partypoker LIVE Million event is the biggest live poker tournament ever held in Russia  and has attracted top players from all over the world including sponsored pro Natalia Breviglieri (still in with 441,000!) and Polish wunderkind Dzmitry Urbanovich (out, but coming back later for Open Face Pineapple and HORSE events).

 Also enjoying the mountain air are partypoker Global Ambassador Sam Trickett and partypoker Ambassador for Germany Jan-Peter Jatchmann as well as East European stars such as Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Vitaly Lunkin, Konstantin Puchkov , Andrey Pateychuk, Dmitry Vitkind, Andrey Gulyy, Mikhail Korotkih, Anatoly Filatov and Alex Kravchenko.

The current chip leaders are: Victor Ustimov- 740,000, Mger Pogosyan- 686,700, Igor Zhuk- 675,200, Mikhail Ketlerov- 652,200 and Alexandr Yudovich - 631,400.

Also on the schedule today is a Win the Button Turbo at 9pm, with more side events tomorrow in the form of an Open Face Pineapple tourney and HORSE event.

Sochi hosted the Winter Olympics and has long been a popular holiday destination in Russia but the new Sochi Casino and Resort is a unique departure in Russian tourism and aims to match the very best casinos in Las Vegas. partypoker is the first global poker operator to host a major live poker event there but PokersStars will be following it up with PokerStars Championship Sochi from May 20-31.