The upcoming PokerStars Championship Sochi on May 21-30 has an eye-opening RUB 150 million (approx. $2.6 million) prize pool. The tournament, hosted by Sochi Casino and Resort, is going to be the biggest tournament ever held in Russia. Here is your chance to participate for just $1.
The Road To Sochi For $1
On April 8 you have a chance to qualify for the Main Event in Sochi by playing a PokerNews-exclusive tournament at PokerStars with a buy-in of just $1.10. All you have to do to win the RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590) exclusive PokerNews Sochi Package is finish in first place.
Not only the winner of the tournament will walk away with a sweet prize. The following are the prizes worth $9,113 and will be awarded at the end of the tournament:
- PokerStars Championship Sochi Package (First place)
Includes a seat to the Main Event and hotel accommodations
- $530 Sochi satellite ticket (Second place prize)
- $320 Sochi satellite ticket (Third place prize)
- $109 Sochi satellite ticket (4-10 place prize)
Your odds are pretty good as the competition is only open to players who have previously signed up to PokerStars through PokerNews.
New Members Play For Free
If because of some sort of misalignment of the stars you are still not member of PokerStars, we give you the opportunity to make something beautiful out of it by signing up; you get to play for free!
First of make sure you download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the marketing code "PNEWS" upon creating your account, and provide the bonus code "STARS600" when you’re making your first deposit. Upon fulfillment of these steps up to April 7, you will be eligible to play the April 8 tournament.
And that’s not even everything! Additionally, you will receive a 100 percent match bonus on your first three deposits up to a maximum of $600.
PokerStars will assist players trying to get to Russia with official invitations which are necessary to acquire Russian visas.
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