Russian Poker Series - FAQ
The PokerStars.net Russian Poker Series (RPS) is a series of major poker tournaments conducted and televised throughout Russian-speaking countries. RPS events take place in some of the most beautiful casinos in some of the most historic cities.
All RPS events are No Limit Texas Hold'em.
The buy-ins for RPS events vary. All RPS main events are freezeouts. For more details please check www.russianpokerseries.net.
Yes. A condition of entry into any tournament on the RPS will be the completion and signing of a waiver form. To receive a copy of the waiver form prior to the event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
No; the waiver is a requirement for participation in any RPS event.
The minimum age to play in an RPS event is established by the host casino. In most casinos, the minimum age is 18.
We encourage you to win your entry by playing in one of the PokerStars satellites. There will be cash satellites as well as satellites where you may use your FPPs to buy-in. Click on your PokerStars tournament lobby, then click on ‘Events’ and ‘Special’ for satellites to the events. If you fail to qualify and would still like to play in an RPS event, you may buy directly into a tournament through the host casino.
Yes. Players may buy in to RPS events using T-Money providing they have PlatinumStar or Supernova VIP status on PokerStars. This service depends on availability. Requests for T-Money direct buy-ins must be submitted to email@example.com and requests need to be received before the final online qualifying tournament on PokerStars (typically two Saturdays before the event) and whilst PokerStars still has seats to sell. To avoid disappointment, please notify PokerStars as soon as possible if you want to buy-in directly. Players may buy seat-only packages at the going exchange rate on the day of registration, or they may also buy RPS accommodation packages - depending on availability. All T-Money buy-ins to RPS events will be PokerStars sponsored players for that RPS event, and they are required to wear PokerStars logo gear for the duration of the tournament. All players who buy-in with T-Money will be supplied with a PokerStars player bag.
No. You must play the first seat you win. If you are fortunate enough to win additional seats, your PokerStars account will be credited with T-Money for the package price, and the spending allowance will be credited in cash.
You will receive an email from PokerStars describing the basics of the package and telling you what to do next. You will also receive a "follow up" email just prior to the event.
The spending money (which has been credited to your PokerStars account) is for airfare and other travel expenses.
No. Please bring all the cash you need for incidentals and side play.
Breakfast is included as part of the hotel package but you will be responsible for further food costs. Many casinos offer a free buffet service for players.
Yes. All players traveling abroad will need a passport - and you will need to present your passport at the casino for entry/registration.
You may require a visa to attend RPS events. Please ask your travel agent if a visa is required before you book your travel plans.
This will depend on the host casino's own procedures and could be cash, check or bank transfer.
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. Players who have bought seats direct will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier you have been given extra money so you can book your own Hotel. Please check our website www.russianpokerseries.net for details on how to book Hotels. Players who have bought seats direct will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Some of the RPS host casinos have a "smart casual" dress code (eg no sneakers, no vests, no shorts, no ripped jeans).
The US Dollar ($) is the main currency for all RPS buy-ins – please check the RPS website for more information.
Please see RPS website for full details.
Yes. You will need to present your passport.
If you qualified through non-cash qualifiers (FPP, TLB, VIP satellites) you are obliged to wear the PokerStars logo exclusively. If you qualified through a cash qualifier you are encouraged to wear the PokerStars logo gear.
All RPS events are televised, including a featured 'show' table, for broadcast on terrestrial TV channels throughout the world. All RPS contestants are obliged to sign a TV waiver form before play commences. Any player who does not sign the TV waiver will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
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