PokerStars Championship Sochi Begins May 20


The PokerStars Championship Sochi kicks off on 20th May and ends on 31st May. The championship features over 40 events highlighted by the main event where participants compete for at least $2.6 million prize pool for a $5,590 buy-in. This is one of the biggest festivals of the year that players attend from all over the world. The event brings thousands of poker players together as they try to be the best and scoop the number one price.

The 2017 event brought dozens of poker lovers to Russian in the Premier Holiday Resort.

Main Event Kick Off

The PokerStars Championship Main Event begins with 2 opening Days on 25th May to 26th May. Players begin the action with only 30,000 chips as well as blinds, increasing after every one hour and 15 minutes. Players collecting chips will remain in the game on 27th May to 31st May, until the overall winner is announced and crowned.

At the start of Day 3, blinds usually increase every one and half hour with the probability of this time being decreased if the action runs longer on the final day. The players need to finish the game as soon as possible after 2 days of long days.

Coverage of the Festival

The Poker News Live Reporting Team offers live coverage of the event along with the famous No limit Hold’em Single Day on 20th May with a $26,880 buy-in as well as the Championship high Roller on 29th to 31st May with a $10,860 buy-in. You shouldn’t miss the action no matter where you are in the globe.

The Key Dates

Here are the main dates that you should watch out:

  • 20th to 22nd May for the No Limit Hold’em event with a buy-in of $10,850.
  • 20th to 25th May for PokerStars National Championship with a buy-in of $1,160.
  • 20th to 25th May for PokerStars Cup with a buy-in of $350.
  • 23rd to 25th May for PokerStars Championship Super High Roller with a buy-in of $52,700.
  • 24th to 25th May for PokerStars National High Roller with a buy-in of $2,320.
  • 25th to 31st May for PokerStars Championship Main Event with a buy-in of $5,590.
  • 2th May for No Limit Hold’em Single Day with a buy-in of $26,880.
  • 27th to 28th May for PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller with a buy-in of $10,860.
  • 29th to 31st May for PokerStars Championship High Roller with a buy-in of $10,860.
  • 29th to 31st May for PokerStars Open with a buy in of $230.

Make sure that you mark these dates to ensure that you don’t miss the event.


With a guaranteed main prize of about $2,600,000 plus other events such as the $1,160 PokerStars National Championship Main Event, as well as the $52,700 PokerStars Championship Super High Roller, you shouldn’t waste the chance to be a part this festival. It is always a good time to participant in these events, either as a player or a fan.

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