Full series schedule and tournament structures are placed below on this page.
|Tournament||Dates||Buy-in (c.u.)||Buy-in (RUB)|
|EPT National||March, 19-22||1 100||77 000|
|Main Event||March, 23-28||2 500||175 000|
|High Roller||March, 26-28||5 300||371 000|
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 or ID to participate.
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.
Need a visa? Click here to use the fast and convenient PokerStars EPT visa service in Sochi.
All the precautions prescribed by Rospotrebnadzor are observed at Casino Sochi. There are thermal imagers at the entrance, the personnel of the gambling zone undergo medical examinations every day. Sanitizers are installed in the toilets of the casino, near the ticket offices and in restaurants. Chips, cards and other gaming equipment are regularly wiped with disinfectants.
All casino visitors are needed to be indoors in a protective mask and gloves.
There is no mandatory quarantine for those staying in the Krasnodar Krai. Your body temperature is measured at the airport and train station. If it is elevated, you will have to pass the result for COVID-19 and wait for the results in the observatory.
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|Date||#||Start time||Tournament||Buy-in + fee (RUB)||Buy-in
|1||12:00||EPT National Day 1A||77 000||1 100||30 K||40 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|2||12:00||EPT National Bounty Satellite (100 CU), seat at 100K Chips||16 800||240||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|3||16:00||EPT National Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||8 750||125||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|4||20:00||EPT National Satellite, seat at 50K Chips||17 500||250||10 K||15 min||8||Freezeout|
|5||12:00||EPT National Satellite, seat at 50K Chips||17 500||250||10 K||15 min||8||Freezeout|
|1||12:00||EPT National Day 1B||77 000||1 100||30 K||30 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|1||16:00||EPT National Day 1С||77 000||1 100||30 K||30 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|6||19:00||PLO Day 1||38 500||550||20 K||30 min||8||Single Re-Entry|
|1||12:00||EPT National Day 2||-||-||-||60 min||-||-|
|6||12:00||PLO Day 2 Final||-||-||-||30 min||-||-|
|7||14:00||Bounty (100 CU)||23 100||330||20 K||20 min||8||Single Re-Entry|
|8||20:00||EPT Sochi Main Event - Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||19 950||285||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|1||12:00||EPT National Day 3||-||-||-||60 min||-||-|
|9||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event - Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||19 950||285||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|10||14:00||Deep Stack Day 1||38 500||550||50 K||30 min||8||Single Re-Entry|
|11||20:00||EPT Sochi Main Event - Satellite, seat at 50K Chips||39 900||570||10 K||15 min||8||Freezeout|
|10||12:00||Deep Stack Day 2 Final||-||-||-||40 min||-||-|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 1A||175 000||2 500||30 K||60 min||Start Day 2||Unl Re-Entry|
|13||16:00||Main Event Satellite (100 CU), seat at 100K Chips||28 000||400||10K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|14||16:00||EPT Sochi Main Event - Satellite, seat at 50K Chips||39 900||570||10 K||15 min||8||Freezeout|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 1B||175 000||2 500||30 K||60 min||Start Day 2||Unl Re-Entry|
|15||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event - Satellite, seat at 50K Chips||39 900||570||10 K||15 min||8||Freezeout|
|12||17:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 1C||175 000||2 500||30 K||30 min||Start Day 2||Unl Re-Entry|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 2||175 000||2 500||30 K||90 min||Start Day 2||Unl Re-Entry|
|16||12:30||#17 Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||8 750||125||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|17||15:00||NL Hold'em Day 1||77 000||1 100||50 K||40 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|18||20:00||EPT High Roller - Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||42 000||600||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 3||-||-||-||90 min||-||-|
|17||12:00||NL Hold'em Day 2 Final||-||-||-||40 min||-||-|
|19||12:30||EPT High Roller - Satellite, seat at 100K Chips||42 000||600||10 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|20||14:00||PLO Bounty (100 CU)||38 500||550||20 K||20 min||8||Single Re-Entry|
|21||16:00||EPT High Roller Day 1||371 000||5 300||50 K||60 min||Start Day 2||Single Re-Entry|
|22||19:00||EPT Cup Day 1A||23 100||330||20 K||20 min||8||Single Re-entry per Flight|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 4||-||-||-||90 min||-||-|
|21||12:00||EPT High Roller Day 2||371 000||5 300||50 K||60 min||Start Day 2||Single Re-Entry|
|22||12:00||EPT Cup Day 1B||23 100||330||20 K||20 min||8||Single Re-entry per Flight|
|23||14:00||Deep Stack Day 1||77 000||1 100||50 K||30 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|22||19:00||EPT Cup Day 1C||23 100||330||20 K||20 min||8||Single Re-entry per Flight|
|12||12:00||EPT Sochi Main Event Day 5||-||-||-||90 min||-||-|
|21||12:00||EPT High Roller Day 3||-||-||-||60 min||-||-|
|23||12:00||Deep Stack Day 2 Final||-||-||-||40 min||-||-|
|22||14:00||EPT Cup Day 2 Final||-||-||-||30 min||-||-|
|24||14:00||NL Hold'em||23 100||330||20 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
|25||16:00||NL Hold'em||38 500||550||20 K||15 min||8||Unl Re-Entry|
Please note: the schedule is not full now, stay tuned
Satellites to EPT Sochi are traditionally very popular among Russian-speaking players, as they give the opportunity to travel to Krasnaya Polyana completely (or almost) for free. So this time, the qualifying tournament grid for EPT Sochi-2021, which will be held from March 19 to March 28, 2021, starts with freerolls.
The full path to qualify for the European Poker Tour looks like this:
|Freeroll (rebuy for $0,11) →||$2,20 1/4 Final →||$11 or $22 1/2 Final →||$215 Sunday Final|
|(3 min levels)||(2 or 3 seat to semi-final gtd.)||(1 or 2 seats to Final gtd)||1 EPT Sochi Package gtd.|
You can find satellites in the PokerStars client: Events – Live – EPT Sochi.
Free ways to qualify for EPT Sochi:
The first one is fast Spin-and-Go tournaments. In the “Tools” section, find the “Star Code” item and enter the bonus code EPTINSOCHI in the field. You will then be credited with 3 to 10 tickets to the Free Spin-and-Go EPT Sochi, which can be found in the Spin-and-Go section of the PokerStars client. They have three types of prizes: a paid EPT Sochi participant’s package, a ticket to a freeroll and a ticket to another Spin-and-Go.
The second is the EPT Sochi Freeroll. Tickets for them can be won in the aforementioned Spin-and-Go, and the whole packages are raffled off in these freerolls! EPT Sochi Freeroll is available only for players from Russia and runs on Mondays at 20:15 UTC from October 26, 2020 to March 15, 2021. Thus, more than 20 people will get a free opportunity to play in the EPT Sochi Main Event!
The voucher (paid package of the participant) to EPT Sochi includes:
Casino Sochi promises to comply with all the precautions prescribed by Rospotrebnadzor. Sensitive thermal imagers are installed at the entrances, all chips and playing cards are regularly wiped with disinfectants (sanitizers are also installed in casino toilets, in restaurants and near ticket offices).
Employees of the gambling zone undergo a medical examination every day, and only those who do not have any symptoms of any disease are released to replace them. In addition, the casino halls are heavily air-conditioned and additional wet cleaning is carried out.
Casino Sochi requires all visitors to be indoors in a protective mask and gloves. If you don’t have them, they will be given at the entrance
And what about self-isolation for two weeks in the Krasnodar Krai?
There is no mandatory quarantine for those arriving in the region; there is no need to notify the local authorities about your arrival and the purpose of the visit. At the entrance to the region, you will not be asked for any certificates, but a certificate stating that you have no contact with people with coronavirus, as well as that you are not sick with it, will only be required if you are going to live in a sanatorium.
Please note that upon arrival at the airport / train station, your body temperature is measured – if it is elevated, then you will be tested for COVID-19 and sent to the observatory until the test results are received.
Just in case, before departure, check the information with Rospotrebnadzor at the toll-free number + 7-800-555-49-43.
Casino Sochi is the first casino in Russia’s newest dedicated gambling zone. Located in the Gorky Gorod mountain resort, the five-star complex only opened to the public on January 5, 2017 and features 70 gaming tables, 569 slot machines and a bustling poker room.
Away from the gambling facilities, Sochi Casino features two excellent restaurants guaranteed to tickle your taste buds, a bar, VIP rooms, a concert hall and theatre, plus it is part of the 428-room Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel which itself has a brace of restaurants and bars, a spa, nightclub and fitness facilities.
Exact address: Estonskaya st., 12, Sochi, Krasnodar Kray.
First and obvious variant – by plane.
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 30 minutes.
Flight to Russia and Moscow are available from almost all major international airports.
Find out the cost of flights for SPF Spring dates from your city using the search form below. Please note: after clicking the “Find Tickets” button, you will be redirected to the ticket aggregator website, where you can purchase a ticket.
If you travel by train, your terminal – Adler railway station. Then you need to take the “Lastochka” train.
The comfortable “Lastochka” train departs from Sochi and Adler train stations, and also the Sochi Airport, and terminates at either the Esto-Sadok station. Please note that the train’s schedule varies depending on the season.
The Casino is two kilometers away from train stations and can be reached by taxi or bus #105, #105с and #135.
If you travel to Sochi Casino by personal car (or you rent a car) you need to go to A-149 “Old Krasnopolyanskoe highway” or “New Krasnopolyanskoe highway” and move 42 kilometers to the resort “Gorky Gorod”, then turn left onto Kashbaza street and go straight.
The old road is more winding and goes past the airport and through the villages of Krasnaya Polyana and esto-Sadok. That new road is Expressway, built for the Winter Olympics 2014 and it will take you to the resort faster. But be careful, the drivers often overtake on the opposite line and not respect the speed limit, although work in the area of the camera.
The closest to the casino, and the most comfortable accommodation option. So close that you do not even have to leave the building to get into the casino.
The hotel offers 428 elegant rooms of different categories, as well as spacious and comfortable apartments.
The elegant air-conditioned rooms feature luxury-style bedding, safety deposit box,fridge, work and seating areas with sofa and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and free toiletries.
Booking.com rate – 8.5
Free WiFi is available throughout the property, and free transfer to Sochi Park is provided.
Air-conditioned rooms feature a bedroom and a living room with a sofa. The apartment offers a safety deposit box and flat-screen TV with more than 100 free cable channels. A kitchen is equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge, washing machine and kitchenware. A private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.
Casino Sochi is taking all the necessary security measures. We have dedicated a whole section to them on this page, you can read the details in the section "What's with COVID-19?"
The series will be held on the territory of the gaming zone Krasnaya Polyana, 70 km from the city of Sochi.
The easiest way is to fly by plane to Sochi International Airport. From the airport you can order a taxi. Read more in section “How to get”
To obtain the entrance card of the casino you will need a passport.
All interested persons are at the age of 18 years.
Ideal option is the hotel Marriott, which is adjacent to the “Sochi Casino and Resort” – the venue of the series. Also nearby is a huge number of hotels and apartments.
Please, call us and our manager will always help you choose the right option: +7 915 09 09 09 1
Please, call Marianna +380680229999 – she will advise you. Together you will select the most convenient payment method for you..
COM/EU Stars Account holders can buy-in before an event by going to the ‘Events’ > 'Live' lobby in their game client.
Please Note: there are regional restrictions regarding online buy-ins.
Prizes are paid in cash or to your PokerStars account immediately after winning.
Players cannot buy-in directly with Cash, they must purchase “Casino Chips” in advance at the Casino cashier desk. There are numerous cashier desks in the Casino and all of them can sell Casino chips. 1 Casino Unit = 70 RUB
Casino chips can be withdraw using Cash RUB.
Casino chips can be withdraw using credit/debit cards at the cashier of the Casino Sochi. They accept Visa and Master Card. Limits depend on the customer’s own card limits.
Once they have the Casino chips, they can buy-in for tournaments at the Cash registration desk in front of the Main Room.
The Casino Sochi offers a 24/7 currency exchange service. The Casino Sochi is responsible for the rates offered and players can get more information at the cashier desk or at email@example.com
Directly on the spot, you can approach any of the tournament directors or managers of the series – they are always located behind a special counter or in the tournament hall.
On our site you can get answers to any questions in a live chat with a consultant in the lower right corner of the screen.
Please, call us: + 7 915 09 09 09 1, Nelly