Antes Upped in Sochi with Partypoker’s New Russian High Roller Series

Increased interest in high-roller events has led Partypoker to raise the stakes and launch a new tournament series in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi.

Casino Sochi

Casino Sochi will play host to a new event from Partypoker known as the Millions Super High Roller Series Sochi. (Image: Twitter/About Casino)

Now something of a hotspot for poker, Sochi will now host the Partypoker Millions Super High Roller Series.

Taking place at Casino Sochi from March 6 to March 15, the event will feature eight, high-stakes tournaments with buy-ins starting at $25,000.

Partypoker Working with Poker Central, Triton

The series will be run in coordination with Poker Central and Triton Poker. Along with being Partypoker partners, the two companies have helped to reinvigorate the high-stakes poker scene.

Through its streaming service PokerGo, Poker Central has popularized the Super High Roller Bowl. First run in 2015, the invite-only event initially cost $500,000 to enter, and took place in Las Vegas. Today, the series has evolved, with Poker Central offering Super High Roller Bowls in the US, Asia, and the UK.

Building on this success, the Partypoker Millions Super High Roller Series Sochi will feature another international showdown. The $250,000 buy-in tournament will be the richest poker event ever held in the country.

In tandem with the ever-expanding Super High Roller Bowl series, Triton Poker is increasing its international presence. Founded in Asia and now the go-to brand for poker’s elite, Triton has become a global force over the last two years.

In 2019, it broke the record for the highest buy-in event ever when it hosted a £1.05 million/$1.27 million tournament in London. Attracting the likes of Tom Dwan, Bryn Kenney, and Bill Perkins, the super high roller was eventually won by China’s Aaron Zang.

High-Stakes Short Deck Action

With its $250,000 buy-in, we have to say the Partypoker Millions Super High Roller Series Sochi isn’t really for everyone. Still, Partypoker’s press release promises a total of eight tournaments during the Sochi series, including a $100,000 showdown held in conjunction with Triton, and aimed at the high roller on a budget.

To add some variety, Partypoker says the tournament will be played using the increasingly popular short deck format.

Although the current wave of interest in high-stakes action means the series is aimed at the top end of the market, satellites will be available.

For those who can’t attend, the Millions Super High Roller Series Sochi will be streamed on Partypoker’s Twitch channel. Additionally, PokerGo will show the Super High Roller Bowl Sochi live on March 13.

Daniel Smyth
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Daniel Smyth
Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the world, not just America.

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