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Sochi, Russia, will get its first taste of the international live poker circuit this March.
partypoker announced today it will host the first-ever partypoker Million National event at the newly opened Sochi Casino and Resort from March 24-27.
A $1m prize pool is guaranteed as is $200,000 to the winner, making it the biggest live poker tournament in CIS history.
Online satellites begin Sunday, January 22 on partypoker and start from as little as 1 cent.
First of Many to Follow
“Hosting the first partypoker Million event in Russia,” says Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters, “is a truly exciting opportunity for partypoker and our players.
“We will be the first global poker operator to offer live poker at the brand new Sochi Casino and Resort, crowning our inaugural partypoker Million National champion.”
Russia has long been a powerhouse within the online poker market but the newly zoned casino in Sochi, host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, makes it a game-changer for the big live poker tours to make their entry.
The Vegas-style complex has restaurants, a cabaret theater, convention space, shops and amenities and is only 30 minutes from the Black Sea.
As with other partypoker LIVE events players can also play online Day 1s at partypoker before going to the live event.
Online Day 1s run on March 12, 19, 24 and 25 with the live tournament beginning on Friday, March 24.
Check the full schedule for partypoker LIVE Sochi below; visit our partypoker review to open a new account and begin qualifying.