The global poker community is taking things slow as we come to the end of 2018. However, there is going to be an action packed 2019 as January is packed with a number of exciting poker tournaments that are being held around the world.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) will start 2019 with its WPT Russia stop will be take place at Sochi Casino from January 18 – 27. The festival’s schedule includes seven events with some attractive prizes prizes. Poker players have the opportunity to win their share of a guaranteed prize pool which is the equivalent of $2.8 million.
Sochi Casino is the most popular casino in Sochi, Russia and plays the ideal host for WPT Russia as it has a great poker room, state-of-the-art facilities and great restaurants.
Moreover, it is located in the midst of Russia’s loveliest mountain regions, where players can not only play poker but start the New Year with a relaxing holiday in their free time.
A series of online first days were held as preparatory to WPT Russia at partypoker. The event will start with a tournament called the WPT Opener with seven starting flights. Each flight has an entry fee of R33,000. The WPT Opener challenges players to win their share of a prize pool of R30 million.
Packed With Exciting Events
The highlight of WPT Russia will be its Main Event with a guaranteed prize of $1.4 million. The event will have two online first days on partypoker. Alternatively, players can participate in three live first days at Sochi Casino.
Some of the other most important events of WPT Russia are its High Roller tournament with a buy-in of 618,000 (roubles), the WPT DeepStacks which has a guarantee of 30 million (roubles) and the WPT Ladies Event which has a buy-in of 13,200 (roubles), and a 3 million (roubles) guaranteed PL Omaha tournament with a buy-in of 66,000 (roubles).
The WPT has partnered with partypoker LIVE to design two promotions that will give players extra value for their money.
The first of these promotions gives players the opportunity to PP LIVE Dollars worth $1000 by guessing correctly the number of players who will take part in the main event of WPT Russia. Players have to submit their guess at partypokerlive.com. If their guess turns out to be correct, they will receive PP Live Dollars worth $1000.
The second promotion also gives players the opportunity to win PP Live Dollars. This time, players have to be among the first 100 to buy-in to the WPT Russia Main Event using PP LIVE Dollars. If they are in the top 100, they will receive a bonus of $300 in their partypoker accounts.