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Poker News: Russian Poker, Poker Open, Party Poker, Golden Garden Casino

April 5, 2006.

Forget Russian Roulette - Play Russian Poker At St. Petersburg Open In May, $500,000 Prize Pool.

golden garden poker open The PartyPoker.com St. Petersburg Open, with an estimated prize pool of $500,000, takes place in Russia's second city at the Golden Garden Casino from May 8 - May 17, 2006. The Golden Garden Casino is at: 9, Vladimirsky prospect, 191025 , St. Petersburg, Russia.

You can buy a seat at the St. Petersburg Open directly for just $2,000. You can also win a complete tournament package via Party Poker's Satellite tournaments running from March 27 - April 23, 2006 with buy-ins starting from as little as $5 + $1.

Satellite Packages are worth $4,500. Party Poker will take care of your buy-in ($2,000) and hotel costs to cover four nights ($1,000) and will even put $1,500 in your Party Poker's account towards flight expenses.

St. Petersburg, known for its beautiful canals, is a city of historic charm and style. Esteblished by the Peter, the Great, Saint Petersburg is the second capital of Russia. In short, the perfect choice to host such a stimulating event.

Donít forget too, that Party Poker offers a range of tournaments before the main event with buy-ins from $200, not to mention the fact that the final on May 17 will be filmed for future screening worldwide. Enter multiple PartyPoker's Satellites now and be the star of your own movie: "From Russia with cash"!

Note: Players must be over 18 years old and be registered Real Money players at Party Poker room to take part in the St. Petersburg Open. Players can buy-in direct by sending an email to farevents@partypoker.com. Please ensure that there is $2,000 in your Party Poker's account.

See the St. Petersburg Open tournament schedule on the image below:



Satellite And Qualifier Structure

St. Petersburg Open - Multi-table Tournament Satellite $140 ($125 + $15)
  • When: April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 23 at @ 2.05 p.m. (ET) (7.05 p.m. (GMT))
  • One seat in the St. Petersburg Open tournament will be awarded for every 36 Players.
  • We will give away as many Open seats as possible. The remaining money will be awarded to the next three highest finishers on a 50%, 30%, 20% ratio.
St. Petersburg Open - Multi-table Satellite Qualifier $6 ($5 + $1)
  • When: Mondays to Saturdays, March 27 to April 22 at @ 1.05 p.m. (ET) & 7.05 p.m. (ET)
    (6.05 p.m. (GMT) & 12.05 a.m. (GMT))
  • One seat in the Saint-Petersburg Open Satellite tournament will be awarded for every 28 Players.
  • If the prizepool is not a multiple of 140, the remaining money will be paid out as per our Multi-table payout schedule.

Players who have qualified will be automatically registered for the next St. Petersburg Open Satellite.


St. Petersburg Open - Multi-table Satellite Qualifier $22 ($20 + $2)
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays, March 31 to April 22 at @ 3.05 p.m. (ET) & 8.55 p.m. (ET)
    (8.05 p.m. (GMT) & 1.55 a.m. (GMT))
  • One seat in the St. Petersburg Open Satellite tournament will be awarded for every 7 Players.
  • If the prizepool is not a multiple of 140, the remaining money will be paid out as per our Multi-table payout schedule.

Players who have qualified will be automatically registered for the next St. Petersburg Open Satellite.


St. Petersburg Open - Multi-table Sit&Go Satellite Qualifier $11 ($10 + $1)
  • When: Available 24/7 from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 23 (Qualifiers will start as soon as a sufficient number of players are registered)
  • One seat in the St. Petersburg Open Satellite tournament will be awarded to 1st and 2nd places
  • 3rd place gets $20

Players who have qualified will be automatically registered for the next St. Petersburg Open Satellite.


St. Petersburg Open Ė Single-table Satellite Qualifier $27 ($25 + $2)
  • When: Available 24/7 from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 23 (Qualifiers will start as soon as a sufficient number of players are registered)
  • One seat in the St. Petersburg Open Satellite tournament will be awarded to 1st place only.
  • 2nd place gets $10.

Players who have qualified will be automatically registered for the next St. Petersburg Open Satellite.


FREEROLL Structure

Freeroll Packages are worth $4,000. Party Poker will take care of your buy-in ($2,000) and hotel costs to cover four nights ($1,000) and will even put $1,000 in your PartyPoker.com account towards flight expenses.

There are 3 No-Limit Hold'em St. Petersburg Open Freeroll tournaments:
1) Open only to residents of Sweden: DAILY April 6-9 @ 12:45 p.m. (ET) (5.45 p.m. (GMT))
2) Open only to residents of Denmark: DAILY April 6-9 @ 1:45 p.m. (ET) (6.45 p.m. (GMT))
3) Open only to residents of UK, Ireland, Norway,Finland, Holland, France, Russia and Germany: DAILY April 5-13 @ 2:05 p.m. (ET) (7.05 p.m. (GMT)).

Source: Party Poker


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