After a long break, the European Poker Tour returns to Casino Sochi. All information about the upcoming series can be found in the full material.
An established classic
The last stage of the EPT in October 2020 was under threat of cancellation, but everything went well. One “glass” was taken home by Anatoly “Dykalis” Zyrin, and Ruslan Bogdanov became the winner of the Main Event.
In 2021, PokerStars almost completely repeated the schedule, which managed to become “classic” for Sochi. A total of 11 tournaments with buy-ins from ₽23,100 to ₽371.00 are planned within the 10-day series. Almost all No Limit Hold’em events – for pot-limit Omaha fans, there are two tournaments at $ 38,500.
The main major “majors” of this stage of the EPT will be:
- Main Event – -175,000
- EPT National – Bai-in ₽77,000
- High Roller – -371,000
Please note that all visitors to the series are required to follow the mask mode. It has also recently become known that it is now possible to buy-in to EPT Sochi only at the Casino Sochi box office. You can no longer buy-in or collect your winnings through your PokerStars account.
EPT Sochi 2021 Main Event Schedule (March 19-28)
|March 19, 12:00||EPT National – Day 1A||₽77,000|
|March 20, 12:00||EPT National – Day 1B||₽77,000|
|March 20, 16:00||EPT National – Day 1C||₽77,000|
|March 21, 12:00||EPT National – Day 2||—|
|March 22, 12:00||EPT National – Final Day||—|
|March 23, 12:00||Main Event – Day 1A||₽175,000|
|March 24, 12:00||Main Event – Day 1B||₽175,000|
|March 24, 17:00||Main Event – Day 1C||₽175,000|
|March 25, 12:00||Main Event – Day 2||₽175,000|
|March 26, 12:00||Main Event – Day 3||—|
|March 26, 16:00||High Roller Tournament – Day 1||₽371,000|
|March 26, 19:00||EPT Cup – Day 1A||₽23,100|
|March 27, 12:00||Main Event – Day 4||—|
|March 27, 12:00||EPT Cup – Day 1B||₽23,100|
|March 27, 12:00||High Roller Tournament – Day 2||₽371,000|
|March 27, 19:00||EPT Cup – Day 1C||₽23,100|
|March 28, 12:00||Main Event – Final Day||—|
|March 28, 12:00||High Roller Tournament – Final Day||—|
|March 28, 14:00||EPT Cup – Final Day||—|
EPT Sochi Main Event
Last year the winner of the $ 175,000 tournament took home about $ 16M, and you can hardly expect the prize to be lower this year.
The tournament will be held with unlimited re-entries and three starting flights. The blind levels on days 1A and 1B will rise at a rate of 60 minutes, and on days 1C – 30 minutes. Starting from the second day, the game will slow down to 90 minutes per level. At the time of publication, nothing is known about the live broadcasts at EPT Sochi 2021.
You can qualify for the EPT Sochi Main Event through satellite tournaments with a democratic buy-in from $ 1.10. They can already be found in the PokerStars tournament lobby.
For example, this Sunday, March 14 at 20:05 Moscow time, a tournament for $ 215 will take place, where 5 packages of the series participant will be drawn.
What does the EPT Sochi 2021 Participant Package include?
- Main Event Ticket
- Accommodation 7 nights
- $ 1000 travel expenses
You can get into this qualification both by direct buy-in of $ 215, and through satellites for $ 11 or $ 22 – there are five of them a day. Each of them can be selected for $ 1.10 and $ 2.20, respectively.
Freerolls at EPT Sochi 2021
On March 14, at 16:40 and 19:40 Moscow time, two free-buy tournaments will be held (with free admission, but a paid rebuy option). There are three satellite tickets for $ 22, and from there you can get into $ 215.
In addition, a large-scale freeroll with a draw for satellite tickets worth $ 1,500 will be held on March 13 at 21:30 Moscow time. You can get into it with a ticket, which is obtained from Starzovsky “chests”.