The first stage of the World Poker Tour in 2021 fell on the Russian Federation. The series starts at Casino Sochi on February 19, and in this article, Pokeroff will tell you in detail about all its features.
WPT Russia 2021 – at a glance
- Dates: February 19-28
- Tournaments: 4 main and 10 side events
- Buy-ins: $ 220 to $ 5500
- $ 3,500 Main Event, No Guaranteed Prize Pool
For the third year in a row, WPT has been visiting Casino Sochi with an almost identical schedule. Last year, Muscovite Alexei Badulin took the cup and the first prize of $ 261K in the Main Event – and at one point in the final he had only 5 blinds. Thanks to his victory at WPT Russia 2020, Alexey also received a ticket to the WPT Champions Tournament in Las Vegas.
A great advantage of the series in Casino Sochi is that players from neighboring countries can fly here without notifying anyone from the authorities. You only need a certificate with a negative test result for coronavirus. You arrive, check in and ride without a two-week quarantine. The only requirement is to wear a mask indoors.
WPT Russia 2021 Schedule
|February 19-23||WPT Opener||$825|
|February 20th||WPT Ladies Event||$220|
|February 20th||Super Bounty||$825|
|February 22-24||WPT High Roller||$5500|
|23-28 February||WPT Main Event||$3500|
|February 23||Turbo Big Stack||$440|
|February 24-25||Big Stack||$1100|
|25 February||Turbo Super Bounty||$550|
|26-28 February||WPT CLoser||$1100|
|26 february||Pot Limit Omaha||$440|
|February 27||Turbo Bounty||$550|
|28th of February||Bounty Hunter||$550|
|28th of February||Omaha Bounty||$550|
* Buy-ins are indicated in USD at the casino rate $ 1 = 70 rubles.
The WPT multi-day majors have not changed for a couple of years. Satellites are held for almost every starting day of these tournaments on the same day.
WPT Opener – Three-day tournament with four entry flights. Levels of 20, and from the second day to 30 minutes, late registration of 8 levels in each fly.
WPT Main Event – A four-day tournament with four entry flights. Levels 60 minutes each (except for the entry day 1D – there will be 30 minutes each), starting stack 400 bb, late registration 12 levels.
WPT High Roller – The most expensive 3-day event in the series. Due to the high cost, there will be as many as four offline satellites for the tournament. Deep structure: starting stack 300 bb, levels of 60 minutes, late registration of 12 levels.
WPT Closer – A two-day tournament with three entry flights. Levels are 40 minutes long (except for the entry day 1C – there will be 20 each), the starting stack is 300 bb, late registration is 9 levels (except for day 1B – there will be 6).
Cash game during WPT Russia
In addition to tournaments, cash games are also rolled in the playing hall at different limits. At the time of publication of the material, several 6-max tables are filled with limits of $ 1/3, as well as $ 5/5 and $ 10/25.
After a long hiatus in 2020, we will finally be able to watch live events from partypoker with commentary. The final of three of the four WPT Russia majors will be broadcasted live.
|February 23, 12:30 GMT||WPT Opener||Dmitry Shakhov and Leonid Logunov|
|February 24, 12:30 GMT||High Roller||Dmitry Shakhov|
|February 28, 12:30 GMT||Main event||Dmitry Shakhov|
Entertainment program during the episode
It is not expected at the Casino Sochi itself during the series of world stars, but the following events will take place in the neighboring WOW arena:
- February 21, 19:00 – Dmitry Romanov stand-up
- February 22, 19:00 – Concert of the group “Aria”
- February 23 – MMA tournament “AMC FN Sochi”