PokerStars to return to Sochi with new Poker Festival

PokerStars is heading back to Sochi, with the announcement of a new Festival to the poker calendar this coming October.

Russia's luxury holiday resort will host the weeklong PokerStars Festival Sochi at the Sochi Casino & Resort, which played host to PokerStars Championship Sochi in May this year.

Sochi Casino and Resort_11Aug17.jpgSochi Casino and Resort

The added stop will take place between October 16 and 22, 2017, with a variety of must-play events on the schedule.

Highlights include:

PokerStars MEGASTACK: October 16 - 18, RUB 11,000 (approx. $170)
PokerStars Festival Main Event: October 19 - 22, RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,100) with RUB 30,000,000 guaranteed (approx. $500,000)
PokerStars Festival High Roller: October 21 - 22, RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,200)
Sochi Poker Cup: October 20 - 22, RUB 20,000 (approx.$330)

Famous for its beaches, lively nightlife, and beautiful mountainous coastline, Sochi is a stop players will not want to miss.

"I was in awe of the venue at PokerStars first Sochi event and I am very happy to see PokerStars add a festival to their calendar in the same spot," said Team PokerStars Pro Igor Kurganov. "Sochi is absolutely stunning and surrounded by mountains - a great location in both summer and winter. The local enthusiasm for poker there is off the charts too!"

You can start qualifying for this new festival on PokerStars now, with details of the festival available on the PokerStars Live website.

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