Partypoker LIVE has recently signed a 4-year deal with the Casino Sochi to become the primary partner for the live poker tournaments in Sochi, Russia for the next four years. To kick-start this significant partnership in style, it will run the inaugural World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit event from May 13.
The WSOP Circuit series runs from May 13-27 at the popular Casino Sochi. To the delight of poker players, there will be seven “ring events” wherein the winners will be awarded a WSOP Circuit ring. A whopping ₽243 Million guarantee is to be won during the festival, which equates to approximately $4 Million.
The Main Event of the series will feature the biggest guaranteed prizepool. The ₽66,000 ($1,100) buy-in tournament will see ₽120 Million ($2 Million) guaranteed, a mouth-watering prize pool that is sure to draw the attention of the elite poker players and pros from Russia, Europe and other parts of the world.
Another ring event with a bigger guarantee prizepool is ₽16,500 ($275) Colossus, which has a ₽60 Million (approximately $1 Million) prize money attached to it. Colossus event will be played between May 13 and May 22. In addition, there will be four other ring-awarding tournaments, including the Monster Stack, Super High Roller, High Roller and Closer, each with a prizepool of ₽15,000,000.
The satellites to the WSOPC Russia Main Event are already available at partypoker, with feeder tournaments starting at only $0.50. For the details on satellites, check out www.partypoker.com.
A quick look at the WSOP Circuit Russia schedule:
|Event||Buy-in||Guarantee||Approx Value in USD||Dates|
|Main Event||₽66,000||₽120,000,000||$1,100 / $2 million||May 13-27|
|Colossus||₽16,500||₽60,000,000||$275 / $1 million||May 13-22|
|Monster Stack||₽33,000||₽15,000,000||$550 / $250,000||May 21-23|
|Super High Roller||₽318,000||₽15,000,000||$5,300 / $250,000||May 21-22|
|High Roller||₽132,000||₽15,000,000||$2,200 / $250,000||May 25-27|
|Closer||₽16,500||₽15,000,000||$275 / $250,000||May 25-27|
|Pot Limit Omaha||₽33,000||₽3,000,000||$550 / $50,000||May 27|