Casino Sochi hosts the winter stage of the World Poker Tour 2021

Casino Sochi hosts the winter stage of the World Poker Tour 2021

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.

Alexey Badulin

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

Date Tournament Bai-in
February 19-23 WPT Opener $825
19 february Bounty $550
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.

Live broadcasts

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.

Date Tournament Commentator
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”

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