After the success of such poker players as Alex Kravchenko and Ivan " Hasuling " Demidov, PokerStars has announced their sponsorship of the RPT, the Russian Poker Tour, which is ready to begin at the end of January 2009.
Russia has become the new hotbed for live and online poker in the last couple of years since Kravchenko won his bracelet at the 2007 WSOP. And with Demidov's astounding the world by finishing in the top three at both the WSOP Europe and the WSOP, the popularity of poker has skyrocketed over the last few months alone. With an untapped population of over 150 million, and more relaxed laws on information and the use of the World Wide Web, it is very easy to see why Russia is considered one of the fastest growing poker markets.
The opening event will take place on January 25- February 1, 2009 in St. Petersburg, and will have a buy-in of $5,000. The second scheduled event, which will takes place in Moscow February 22-28, 2009, will feature a $10,000 buy-in and assuredly some of the worlds finest players.
PokerStars is currently running satellites for entry into these tournaments, featuring low stakes qualifiers as low as $2.22, as well as FPP (Frequent Player Points) tournaments. The satellites will be available until the end of December, and winners will take home packages worth over $8,000, which will include a buy-in into the tournament, hotel accommodations and a $1,000 spending money.
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