RUSSIAN POKER TOUR, Shangri-La Casino February 3-13, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia!

February 3-13, Tsaghkadzor, Armenia!
$500,000 guaranteed. Updated schedule, first ever Mystery Bounty tournament.
No taxes on prize money, the best lineups in the CIS, a big international stage.

Winter holidays for the whole family, without a passport, affordable accommodation.

Friends, we come to you with long-awaited news!

After a long break, RPT returns to Tsaghkadzor again with its updated winter stage. Armenia is gradually and very successfully conquering its poker segment in the CIS offline spaces. The two past RPT series in Tsakhkadzor and Yerevan brought in total more than $1,200,000 in prize money. At the moment, we can state with all responsibility that in Armenia there are the best lineups in the entire CIS, you will be able to verify this personally very soon.

We bring you the long-awaited announcement of the February leg of the Russian Poker Tour in Tsaghkadzor with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. As part of the upcoming winter poker festival, we'll have an updated tournament schedule and improved structures, impressive guaranteed prize pools, a great winter holiday in one of the best ski resorts in the CIS, delicious cuisine, affordable accommodation and ideal playing fields. We buckle up tighter, right now we will describe in detail why this stage should not be skipped in any case.

Everyone who has ever taken part in the RPT series in Armenia knows that most of the participants in our Armenian stages are amateurs from the CIS. Geography of participants: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Russia, Belarus and other CIS countries. At the RPT Armenia series, in addition to poker, we have a great time, sing karaoke, go karting, play football and mafia, go skiing in winter, and have beach parties in summer.
A warm and friendly atmosphere always reigns in the series from Pokerstyle Events, but in Armenia it becomes really friendly. Non-poker entertainment, intellectual and sports games, winter entertainment and many other interesting things await the guests of the next stage. SafePoker Championship is an event in honor of our friends, the community of poker lovers - SafePoker. Its distinctive feature will be the Mystery Bounty prefix: this format has gained immense popularity in recent months and will add a generous portion of action to the tournament race.
See in our video reports how the previous two series took place in Armenia:
Part 1 - "I got in the car and came" or a big video report from the summer stage of the RPT July 9-18 in Armenia ????
Part 2 - "Are you going to a party tonight? I'll see you there" Excitement stage of the RPT in Armenia (film 2)
Part 3 - RPT for the first time in Yerevan: "High-octane guys, mafia bubble and hard game"

The tournament schedule for Tsaghkadzor turned out to be excellent, there are quite a lot of available tournaments with solid guarantees. The format of the main tournament has remained the same optimal: playing in the stages of the $110 Main Event, you go directly to Day 1A with the collected stacks. Every poker fan will find something suitable for him in the schedule of the RPT Armenia series.
For the first time, the Mystery Bounty tournament will be held at the RPT, in this format the SafePoker Championship will be held. We continue to enjoy knockout formats. 8 tournaments at once, including the opening tournament, will be held in the beloved Progressive-knockout format, in addition to them, the schedule includes enough events with regular bounties, as well as classic non-knockout tournaments.
The innovations also affected the High Roller tournament, which will now be held in the middle of the series and start at 15:00. The final day will be played out in the morning of the next day, High Rollers can be safely played without fear of intersections with the main and nightly replays.

A trip to a poker series is a great break and reset for most of our guests. What happens at the poker tables is the most important part of any poker series trip, but what else is there to do besides casino and poker? In Tsaghkadzor, February is the best month for ski holidays. At this time, the temperature for winter entertainment is quite comfortable and reaches from -2 to -10 degrees.
This time the stage will take place in the midst of the ski season. The total length of ski slopes is 30 km, and the longest route is 8 km. Over the past years, Olympic champions of Russia and many CIS countries have been training here. A high-speed cable car chairlift will take you to the top, there are trails for both professionals and beginners. Take your family, friends and loved ones, in addition to poker battles, our standard entertainment will also include the conquest of the snowy slopes of the picturesque Tsaghkadzor.

Relax in hospitable Armenia, go skiing, eat real Armenian kebabs, climb the mountains in Tsakhkadzor and play excellent tournaments at RPT - all these luxurious conditions will be available to everyone, combining poker and a great vacation with the whole family will be real already in February. Financial tourism is also popular in Armenia to open bank accounts and receive VISA and MasterCard cards. Many Russians come to Armenia for this as well.4️⃣✅ EXCELLENT PRIZES
For many years, the guarantees of the RPT Armenia stages did not exceed $300,000, until two series in a row at once brought a total figure of $1,200,000 in prize money. Based on this, the series in February will be the first, the total guaranteed prize pool of which will be $500,000. We have prepared even more seriously for this stage, the spacious and comfortable hall of the Shangri-La casino in Tsaghkadzor will be completely at our disposal, about 20 gaming tables will be allocated for tournaments. Similarly with the series in Yerevan, a complete ban on smoking will be introduced at the tournament site in Tsaghkadzor with penalties for violators! It is worth adding that in Armenia the organizers do not withhold tax and you receive your prize money in full.

Space price tags for a flight to Yerevan are already in the past. Now, from many cities in the CIS, the cost of a flight is at a consistently low level (the average cost of a flight is around $ 250 round-trip). For example, Sochi-Yerevan-Sochi - about $170, Moscow-Yerevan-Moscow - about $250. In Armenia, all COVID-restrictions for tourists have been completely abolished, upon arrival you will not be required to have either a PCR test or a vaccination certificate - everything is like in the good old days.
In terms of living expenses, food and other expenses, Tsakhkadzor is a very democratic town. There are plenty of great hotels at affordable prices, check it out and be surprised by the offers. Most of the hotels are within walking distance of the series venue. The casino is located in the same complex with the Multi Rest House hotel. For guests of the RPT series on February 3-13, a special discount price tag for accommodation will also be set here.

1️⃣ RPT MAIN EVENT $110/440. $100.000 guarantee.
15.000/75.000 stack, 20/30/35 and 40 minute levels.

$100,000 guaranteed in the main, the same format available to many. In Stage A, Stage B, Stage C, Stage D and Stage E for $110, members play up to 20% and advance directly to the main Day 1A while keeping their stacks. Thanks to this format, more local players can take part in the Main Event. Online satellites on Vbet will take place on Day 1A with an entry fee of $440. The raffle will include not only tickets, but also packages with accommodation.
The winner of the Main Event of the previous stage in Armenia was Dmitry Polun from Moscow, who earned $36,000 in prize money. The future main will be even bigger.

2️⃣ X-EVENT PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT $700+280. $40,000 guarantee.
Stack 15.000/75.000, 20/30 minute levels.

Unofficial Super High Roller Tournament! Armenia is ready for expensive tournaments, so super high rollers will also be on the schedule of the stage on February 3-13. The most expensive tournament will be held at the end of the series in a two-day format, you can take part in Day 1 and Day 2, and you can get into it even through the stage with a buy-in of only $230. The main thing is that it runs counter to the Main Event, you can safely take part in both events without fear of intersections. You will have a chance to put a beautiful end to the very sunset of the series.

3️⃣ SHANGRILA HIGHROLLERS CUP $700. $40,000 guarantee.
50.000 stack, 30/40 minute levels.

High Rollers are an integral part of the tournament bracket, which this time became the second most expensive event, losing the palm to Super High Rollers. You can take part in Day 1, as well as in the final day, where there will be 4 more levels of late registration. The High Rollers will take place in the midst of the main, just like the Super High Rollers, with no crossovers.
Evgeniy Korchagin was the champion of a similar High Roller tournament last time, earning $12,000 in prize money.

4️⃣ SAFEPOKER CHAMPIONSHIP MYSTERY BOUNTY $140/210/390. $35,000 guarantee.
25.000/30.000/40.000 stack, 15/25 and 30 minute levels.

A big event in honor of our friends - the community of poker lovers - SafePoker. This event always causes unprecedented excitement, no matter in which country it takes place, easily interrupting the guarantee. This time the tournament will be held in the Mystery Bounty format for the first time, you can take part in any of the entrance days, all the action will begin during the final day. On Day 1A for $100+120, players get 25,000 chips and advance to pooled Day 2 with a built stack, on Day 1B for $120+160, the starting stack will be 30,000, and on the pooled day itself with buy-in of $140+220, players get a stack of 40,000 chips.
Alexander Milyakov became the champion of the similar tournament of the last series, having won his long-awaited trophy and earned $11,100 in prize money.

5️⃣ PROGRESSIVE SUPERKNOCKOUT EVENT $250+200. $40,000 guarantee.
30.000 stack, 30/25 minute levels.

One of the most popular side events is the progressive superknockout. Half of the buy-in has been loaded into the fund of progressively growing bounties, and as we get closer to the final table, knockouts will become even more attractive.
The last superknockout champion was Zoran Maric, who received $13,000 in prize money for the victory.

6️⃣ VBET PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP $120+50. $50,000 guarantee.
20.000 stack, 20/25/30 and 40 minute levels.

Opening tournament in the progressive knockout format with a smooth structure, a modest buy-in of $170 and not the most modest guarantee is an excellent warm-up event at the start of the series. Stacks do not stack! Four entrance days with levels ranging from 20 to 30 minutes, which of the entrance days to take part in, one, several or even all - it's up to you. On the final day, either a larger stack or a larger knockout (at the discretion of the player) passes. This tournament can also be qualified through Vbet's extensive network of online satellites, the winners of which will receive tickets on Day 1A.
Usually, the champions of this tournament always take away with them about $10,000 in prize money, Narek Arsenyan, who won this tournament last time, earned exactly the same amount.

7️⃣ MONSTER EVENT $140/340. $30,000 guarantee.
Stack 25.000/75.000, 15/25 minute levels.

The return of the iconic deep stack to the RPT schedule. This tournament has been played in a variety of formats, but has always been characterized by a deep starting stack and smooth levels so that players can comfortably enjoy the game. This time the Monster Event will be held in the classic non-knockout format with an increased $30,000 guarantee.

The winners of this tournament always take home a hefty top 1 payout. This time the monster guarantee has been increased to $30k, so the final table prizes will be very tempting.


Cash games in Armenia are significantly larger than in our Minsk stages. 6-7 cash tables are played non-stop on the RPT series in Armenia, in addition to the available limits, $5/10 and also $10/25 PLO are played here. Lineups in the games are much better than at other stages of the RPT, many players have already seen this. We are sure that this time cash players will not be disappointed with the trip either, in the near future traditional cash packages will be added for cash players, by booking which you can get absolutely free hotel accommodation.

Online qualifiers are a great opportunity to come to an offline series already with a ticket to the tournament, and even more than one.
Buy-ins to tournaments or packages will be played, which also include the cost of flights and accommodation in a cozy hotel. Usually about 50-70 tickets and packages are raffled off, this time there will also be plenty of tickets and packages. Follow our updates, the schedule of online satellites will appear soon.

Fortunately, covid restrictions are behind us and the borders are open, just like in the good old days.
The number of daily flights Moscow - Yerevan is more than 10. There are direct flights to Yerevan from many Russian cities. At the moment, Armenia is one of the most accessible countries in terms of visiting - no visas and passports will be required from you, in 2022 mandatory PCR tests and certificates upon arrival were completely abolished.

The best way to visit Armenia is by air, the price tag is now around $250 both ways, it is best to book tickets in advance. It costs about $5 to get from the airport to Yerevan, Yandex-taxi works in Armenia.

Fortunately, covid restrictions are behind us and the borders are open, just like in the good old days.
The number of daily flights Moscow - Yerevan is more than 10. There are direct flights to Yerevan from many Russian cities. At the moment, Armenia is one of the most accessible countries in terms of visiting - no visas and passports will be required from you, in 2022 mandatory PCR tests and certificates upon arrival were completely abolished.

The best way to visit Armenia is by air, the price tag is now around $250 both ways, it is best to book tickets in advance. It costs about $5 to get from the airport to Yerevan, Yandex-taxi works in Armenia.

Multi Rest House is a luxury hotel that is located in the same complex with the Shangri La casino - the venue for the series, more info is available at the link). With an 8.1 rating on booking, a spacious and comfortable room at this hotel, located within walking distance of the tournament grounds, will cost you as little as $66/night.

It is very likely that the rooms here will run out and will be booked the fastest. In general, there are no problems with accommodation in Yerevan, there are many hotels in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

A little later, we will traditionally post a discount price list for all hotels with special prices for RPT guests.


Tsaghkadzor is a unique climatic place with a very widespread ecological tourism.
As a result of a person's stay in Tsakhkadzor, the level of hemoglobin in the blood increases sharply, which has a positive effect on human health. The sharp production of hemoglobin is explained by the very rarefied air of Tsaghkadzor, the high location of the area relative to sea level, the relatively low oxygen content, the forest area and fresh air.

Casino "Shangri-La" is located in the same complex with the hotel Multi Rest House - an ideal place to stay on the series. Surely the rooms here will run out and be booked the fastest. There are many hotels in the immediate vicinity of the venue. For guests of the series, 5 hotels will be available with special discounts from $25.

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