Saturday 4th March, 2017

Sochi party time! First partypoker LIVE event in Russia, with $1m guaranteed

By Mad Harper

With EPT founder John Duthie now at the helm, excitement is building for the first partypoker LIVE Million event in Sochi, Russia starting March 23.

 

The spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort is set to host the biggest live poker tournament in CIS history with a whopping $1m guaranteed prize pool – and $200k for first place.

 

Sochi is accessible from flights via Moscow and St Petersburg where there are 21 connecting flights available daily from cities such as London and Brussels. MainEventTravel has great rates at the partypoker-recommended hotel, the Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana Hotel.

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.

Duthie said: “I think is going to be a very good event. Generally speaking, I think that in Russia they know how to enjoy themselves. As do poker players – they always bring a bottle to a party! Put those two together and it could get messy, but there’s no doubt it will be great fun.”

A standard feature of partypoker LIVE tournaments is that players can compete in online Day 1s. These start Sunday, March 12 - with the live event running Friday, March 24 to Monday, March 27.  There will be all cash game available 24/7 at the event No Limit, Pot Limit Omaha and Fixed Limit and mixed games.