PokerStars announce lower buy-in EPT event in Sochi

September will see the first 'EPT Open' event, a new tournament under the EPT banner but with a lower buy-in.

BEPT Sochi

The EPT Sochi Open will take place at Casino Sochi between September 21-29. The RUB 132,000 ($2,125) Main Event has a RUB 60,000,000 ($1 million) guarantee and will also award a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the eventual winner. 

Racing fans will also be in town in time for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, which will take place at the street style Sochi Autodrom, with PokerStars Ambassador Mikhail Shalamov stating:

"It’s great to see the EPT returning to Sochi but with a slight twist as the EPT Open Sochi. The smaller Main Event buy-in this time around will make it a brilliant opportunity for players of all bankrolls to play on home soil and give Russian players the opportunity to take to the felt against some of the best players from around the world. At the EPT event earlier this year there were more than 1,300 players from 61 different countries!"

Main Event packages worth $3,100 are now running at PokerStars with satellites starting at $22. Be warned that in order to attend you may have to apply for a Russian VISA in advance. 

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