In autumn, the traditional EPT Open Sochi tournament series, which will be held from October 2 to 11, returns to Casino Sochi. The festival schedule will include 30 events: 14 cup tournaments and 16 satellites with buy-ins from 8,050 to 257,600 rubles ($110-$3.524).
Players will have a familiar schedule – Weekend Deepstack with starting flights to the prize zone, EPT Cup, high roller tournament for a quarter of a million rubles and the main event with a buy-in of 133,000 RUB ($1820).
Despite the standard schedule, EPT Open Sochi 2021 will take place with some structural changes.
In the previous series, all events had an unlimited number of inputs. However, there will be only five such events at EPT Open 2021. The other nine tournaments are limited to only one re-entry.
Unlimited re-entries included the Main Event and EPT Cup. And in High Roller it will be possible to make a single re-entry.
This innovation will have a beneficial effect on the poker ecology, but will most likely affect the final guarantee of the tournaments.
How to get a package for EPT Sochi 2021 for free
There is a whole month before the start of the Sochi stage of the EPT, and you can start qualifying right now. Packages for the upcoming festival have kicked off at PokerStars. You can compete for two types of tournament packages:
$ 2,615 – Main Event ticket, travel expenses, accommodation;
$ 1,850 Main Event ticket and travel expenses.
The package draws will take place every Sunday. “Stars” plan to distribute at least 70 full vouchers and 16 with payment for entrance and travel.
You can start with freerolls or inexpensive satellites for $ 0.27 or $ 1.10. The shortest route is to start with the $ 0.27 qualifier, move to the $ 22 satellite and compete for one spot in Sunday’s finals.
For those who do not like to take a long time, there are direct satellites, costing $ 215 with the possibility of three re-entrances.