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Following on from the launch of the new partypoker LIVE tour, partypoker is delighted to confirm the first partypoker Million National event in Sochi, Russia. The newly opened, glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort in association with Poker Club Management will host the biggest live poker tournament in CIS history with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, with $200,000 guaranteed for the eventual champion.

An entertainment complex of global scale, Sochi Casino and Resort is a unique location for Russia in the style of the best casinos of Las Vegas. The five-star complex boasts restaurants, a cabaret theatre, convention space, shops and other amenities, and represents the newest phase in Russia’s zonal casino experiment. Sochi has hosted the Winter Olympics and it now has its first huge guarantee world class poker tournament!

A standard feature of partypoker LIVE is the opportunity for players to play online Day 1’s at partypoker. The online Day 1’s start on partypoker on Sunday 12th March with the live tournament beginning on Friday 24th March.

Day Time (local) Event
Sunday 12 March 9:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Online Day 1A: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Sunday 19 March 9:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Online Day 1B: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Friday 24 March 2:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Online Day 1C: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Saturday 25 March 9:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Online Day 1D: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Sunday 26 March 10:00am partypoker Million Sochi Day 1E 6-Max Turbo: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Sunday 26 March 2:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Day 2: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]
Monday 27 March 2:00pm partypoker Million Sochi Final Day: $1M Gtd [1st $200K]

How to Qualify for partypoker LIVE Sochi

partypoker LIVE Sochi will be a historical poker tournament and one that you do not want to miss out on being part of, and thanks to there being satellites running every day at partypoker, there is no need to miss out.

There are $109 buy-in satellites running four times per day that award $1,100 partypoker LIVE seats to their winners. Two of these Sochi satellites guaranteed one seat, with a brace of them guaranteeing at least two partypoker players will head to Russia.

Time (ET) Time (GMT) Name Seat GTD
10:00am 3:00pm pp Million Sochi Satellite: 1 x $1,100 seat Gtd 1
12:00pm 5:00pm pp Million Sochi Satellite: 2 x $1,100 seats Gtd 2
2:00pm 7:00pm pp Million Sochi Satellite: 2 x $1,100 seats Gtd 2
4:00pm 9:00pm pp Million Sochi Satellite: 1 x $1,100 seat Gtd 1

If you find that the $109 buy-in is out of the constraints of your bankroll, fear not because there are feeder tournaments starting from as little as $5.50. These $5.50 buy-in Sochi feeders award tickets to $22 buy-in feeders, which in turn award seats to the $109 Sochi satellites. Be sure to check out the Live Events>Sochi [SO] filters in the partypoker tournament lobby for all available Sochi qualifiers.

Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters said: “Hosting the first partypoker Million event in Russia is a truly exciting opportunity for partypoker and our players. We will be the first global poker operator to offer live poker at the brand new Sochi Casino and Resort, crowning our inaugural partypoker Million National champion.”

Artur Voskanyan, the founder of the Poker Club Management and Manager of the poker club at Sochi Casino and Resort said: “We have been waiting for many years for this to happen for our poker community. It is with great pleasure that we welcome partypoker to our five-star location. The city has been magnificently rebuilt and is surrounded by amazing nature including world-class ski slopes, and is only 30 minutes from the Black Sea’s, stylish new hotels, bars and clubs. With a $1,000,000 guarantee on this poker event, it is only the beginning of our partnership with partypoker.”

Online satellites begin on partypoker on Sunday 22nd January and start from as little as one cent. Will become the partypoker LIVE Sochi champion?

Russian Visa Required

Please be aware that anyone entering Russia is required to hold a valid visa, complete with biometric information, for the duration of their stay. More than 30 countries are automatically granted “free regime” status and therefore do not require a visa; these countries can be found here.

For more information about obtaining a Russian via, head to this website.

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