Casino Sochi in Russia has entered into a 4-year partnership with PartyPoker LIVE for all of its live tournaments. It gets better for the Russian poker circuit as the country’s first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit event will be hosted in the month of May this year.

Scheduled to stream from May 13-27 at the fabulous Casino Sochi, the festival will have seven ring events. The winner will take home the coveted WSOP Circuit ring during these events.

The tournament is going to be a massive affair with a whopping 243 million(amounting to $4 million)  guaranteed to be won during the festival.

As expected, being Russia’s first ever, the poker tournament is all set to create a buzz. The highlight of the festival is the Main Event which features the biggest guarantee. The 66,000($1100) buy-in tournament carries a 120 million($2 million) guaranteed prize pool. The event is sure to see many celebrated players from Russia, Europe and around the world.

The 16,500($275) Colossus event is nothing less luring with a huge 60 million($1 million) up for grabs.

Other events awarding the precious ring include the following

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

There are 8 Day 1s in the Main Event to choose from. Two of these are to be played online at partypoker slated to run on May 1 and May 20 with the live Day 1s starting on May 22.

Satellite entry into the WSOP-C Russia Main Event has already started at partypoker’s website. Starting at only $0.50, these feed into $22 buy-in Semi-Finals, eventually awarding seats to the $215 WSOP-C Russia.

PartyPoker is also hosting online Day 1 and Day 2 for the Colossus.

All in all, it’s going to be a month of celebration for poker enthusiasts in Russia for sure.

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