Sochi Poker Festival - $100,000 GTD
Head up north to play for your share of $100,000 guaranteed at the Sochi Poker Festival! Running the 3rd to the 8th January at the Casino Sochi, this is one LIVE event that’s sure to sizzle this winter!
Buy in to the $50,000 GTD Main Event, running 5th to 8th January for $500, or win your seat for as little as $0.01. Satellites are already on.
Centroll your way to the top
Every day we’ll be running satellites from as little as $0.01! These feeders qualify players for the $22 Semi Finals. From there, you’ll qualify for the $109 Finals. The winners will receive a $500 seat to the Sochi Poker Festival Main Event.
The Sochi Poker Festival consists of four stages: satellite, Day 1s, Day 2, and Final Day onwards. Online satellites are already running, and start at just $0.01. To find them, just go to the lobby and select Live Events > Russia & CIS > Sochi Casino.
Main Event Day 1s onward will be held exclusively at the Casino Sochi. Day 1s will run from the 5th to the 7th of January, with buy in $500. Day 2 will run on the 7th of January, and Day 3 – Final Day – will run on the 8th.
|Start (MSK)||Late Reg||#||Event||Total Buy-in (USD)*||Buy-in + Reg Fee (Rubles)||Re-Entry||Stack||Clock|
|Wednesday January 3rd|
|12:00||Day 2 (12:50)||1||Sochi Poker Cup Day 1: 1M RUB Gtd||$250||13,700+1,300||Unlimited||25K||25 mins|
|17:00||19:30||2||Turbo Bounty [5,000 KO]||$200||11,000+1,000||Unlimited||15K||15 mins|
|Thursday January 4th|
|12:00||12:50||1||Sochi Poker Cup Day 2 (Final Day): 1M RUB Gtd||$250||13,700+1,300||Unlimited||25K||25 mins|
|17:00||19:30||3||Satellite to Main Event Day 1A: 6 seats Gtd||$80||4,500+300||Unlimited||15K||15 mins|
|Friday January 5th|
|12:00||Day 2 (16:15)||3||Main Event Day 1A: $50K Gtd||$500||27,500+2,500||Unlimited||30K||40 mins|
|19:00||20:30||3||Hyper Turbo Satellite to Main Event Day 1B: 4 seats Gtd||$80||4,500+300||Unlimited||15K||10 mins|
|Saturday January 6th|
|12:00||Day 2 (16:15)||3||Main Event Day 1B: $50K Gtd||$500||27,500+2,500||Unlimited||30K||40 mins|
|19:00||21:40||4||Turbo Satellite to High Roller Day 1: 5 seats Gtd||$250||13,700+1,300||Unlimited||30K||12 mins|
|21:00||Day 3 (18:00)||4||High Roller 8-Max Day 1: 2M RUB Gtd||$1,100||60,000+6,000||Unlimited||50K||40 mins|
|Sunday January 7th|
|11:00||Day 2 (16:15)||3||Main Event Day 1C (Turbo): $50K Gtd||$500||27,500+2,500||Unlimited||30K||12 mins|
|14:00||16:15||3||Main Event Day 2: $50K Gtd||$500||27,500+2,500||Unlimited||30K||40 mins|
|19:00||21:15||4||Hyper Turbo Satellite to High Roller Day 2: 4 seats Gtd||$200||11,000+1,000||Unlimited||30K||10 mins|
|21:00||Day 3 (18:00)||4||High Roller 8-Max Day 2: 2M RUB Gtd||$1,100||60,000+6,000||Unlimited||50K||40 mins|
|Monday January 8th|
|12:00||-||3||Main Event Final Day: $50K Gtd||-||-||-||30K||40 mins|
|13:00||15:30||5||Deep Stack Turbo Bounty [8,000 KO]||$300||16,500+1,500||Unlimited||25K||15 mins|
|18:00||20:30||6||Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max Bounty [6 000 KO]||$200||11,000+1,000||Unlimited||25K||15 mins|
|18:00||18:00||4||High Roller Day 3 (Final Day) [8-Max]: 2M RUB Gtd||$1,100||60,000+6,000||Unlimited||50K||40 mins|
Day 1s onward for the Sochi Poker Festival can be played at the venue, the Casino Sochi in Sochi, Russia, from the 3rd to the 8th of January.
The Casino Sochi is the first casino in Russia’s newest dedicated gambling zone. The five-star complex opened in January, 2017 and features 70 gaming tables, 569 slot machines and a bustling poker room.
Estonskaya St., 51, Esto-Sadok
Sochi 354392, Russia
Age requirements: 18+ years
Dress code: Smart casual
Travel by Air
Regular flights from Moscow arrive into Sochi International Airport daily. Flights to Moscow are available from almost all major international airports. For help finding flights click here.
Transfer from Airport
Transfers from Sochi International Airport to Sochi will take approximately 30 minutes. You can take a taxi, and all the major mobile taxi apps (Uber, Yandex. Taxi and Gett) work in the Greater Sochi area.
If you are driving to Casino Sochi, take Highway E97 from the airport to the Casino, toward Krasnaya Polyana and Gorky Gorod Resort. Follow the road for 42 kilometres to Gorky Gorod Resort, then take a left onto Zashchitnikov Kavkaza St. and drive straight on.
Parking is available in the Casino’s open-air unsupervised parking lot. Gorky Gorod Resort parking rates apply to guests at the Casino. Parking is free for the first hour, after which it is charged at 100 rubles per hour. The daily rate is 500 rubles.
You can also take the Lastochka train to Casino Sochi.
The comfortable Lastochka train departs from Sochi and Adler train stations, and also the Sochi Airport, and terminates at either the Esto-Sadok or the Rosa Khutor station. Please note that the train’s schedule varies depending on the season, so make sure you check the lastochka-poezd.ru. The Casino is two kilometres away from train stations and can be reached by cab or bus.
Players are responsible for ensuring they are eligible to travel to partypoker events before attempting to qualify for or enter a tournament. This includes attaining all documentation such as passports and visas.
To check if you require a visa for your visit to Russia click here.
Where to stay
We recommend staying close to the action at the luxurious 5-star Marriot Hotel, which is right next to the casino.
The Casino Sochi provides a whole range of cash games, which run 24/7.