For the third year in a row, the World Poker Tournament in Sochi comes in winter. In 2021, the traditional winter stage of the poker tournament will be held from February 19 to 28, and will be the first of two stages of the WPT scheduled at Casino Sochi for this year. All WPT branded tournaments will return to Russia: Opener, Closer, High Roller, and Main Event. This season the Main Tournament has risen in price and now it will cost 245,000 rubles. At WPT Russia, the fight is for multi-million dollar prizes and this is not a figure of speech. In 2020, the Main Tournament champion Alexei Badulin from Russia received a prize of 16.2 million rubles. Recall that the first winner of the World Poker Tour Russia tournament in 2019 was the Ukrainian Denis Shafikov. The Main Event champion became the owner of the main trophy of the tournament, a ticket to the WPT Tournament of Champions for 15 thousand dollars and a cash prize of 16.8 million rubles.