Russian Poker Championship 2008

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A new era in the history of Russian poker begins in 2008.

On April 3-6 the Cosmos Casino will host the first tournament of the official Russian poker championship, sponsored by 1917Poker. The competition is held under the aegis of the Russian Federation of Sports Poker. Eight separate tournaments in different versions of poker will be held over the course of the year. The winners are awarded golden bracelets and the title of a Russian champion.

Sizeable buy-in $10 000 guarantees the participation of the strongest Russian players, including Alexander Kravchenko, Kirill Gerasimov, and many others. The Russian poker championship will also lay a foundation for the rating system for poker players.

The competitions will be closely covered by media. Detailed reports will be published in all the main poker periodicals in Russia. In addition, starting from the summer tournament in no-limit holdem in Zavidovo, poker fans will be able to follow the final table live translation on the internet, and even see the hole cards of the players!

A parallel series called Russian No-Limit Holdem Cup is also launched this year. It includes eight tournaments with $5 000 buy-in. The player with the best overall performance receives the Russian No-Limit Holdem Cup. The rake is as low as 6%. The organizers provide assistance in accommodation and visa support.

The Russian poker championship 2008

Buy-in $10 000, length of event - 4 days

PL Holdem – April 3-6, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

PL Omaha – May 8-11, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

NL Holdem HU – July 17-20, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

NL Holdem – August 19-23, Zavidovo, Tver Region

7-card stud PL – September, Moscow*

Limit Omaha Hi-Lo – October, Moscow*

Limit Holdem – November, Moscow*

HORSE Limit – December, Moscow*

* The terms of these tournaments will be announced after the publication of WPT and EPT schedules.

Russian NL Holdem Cup 2008

Stage 1 – April 7-9, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

Stage 2 – May 12-14, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

Stage 3 – July 21-23, Moscow, Cosmos poker club

Stage 4 – August 22-24, Zavidovo, Tver Region

Stage 5 – September, Moscow*

Stage 6 – October, Moscow*

Stage 7 – November, Moscow*

Stage 8 – December, Moscow*

* The terms of these tournaments will be announced after the publication of WPT and EPT schedules.

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