Entries by Varun Goenka

Pluribus by Stephan Kalhamer

Pluribus! The Latin translation corresponds to “with several” I would say. Addressed here specifically is the poker game against several opponents probably. A regular poker set up: No Limit Texas Holdem at a table of six. A fortress of human decision-making power now attacked by the algorithm “pluribus”. And as we learned – since July […]

Team Lithuania is ready for the European Nations Cup in Kyiv, Ukraine!

The Lithuanian National Match Poker Team, represented by Sportinio pokerio klubas “Du Karaliai”, comprises of: Skirmantas Tomkevičius – the President of National Federation of Poker of Lithuania. Mantas Urbonas – Poker professional from Panevėžys, now resides in Vilnius. Mantas is also the owner and manager of the football team Top Kicker’s. He started playing poker […]


London, 25th March 2019: Tournament debutants Ukraine made an instant impact on the fast-growing sport of Match Poker when they lifted the coveted IFMP Nations Cup at Boyne Hill House, Meath, near Dublin. They beat off the challenge of holders and hosts Ireland and other nations including fellow newcomers Chinese Taipei to win the competition, […]

IFMP Statement on the Death of Patrick Baumann

Lausanne, 15th October 2018 – The International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of GAISF president and IOC member Patrick Baumann. Mr. Baumann died suddenly during the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. IFMP President, Patrick Nally, said: “On behalf of IFMP, I extend heartfelt condolences […]

Ukraine formally recognises Match Poker as a Sport!

IFMP’s Ukrainian member federation, the Ukrainian Sport Poker Federation, has successfully managed to have Match Poker officially recognised as a sport by the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Match Poker has been recognised as a sport globally by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) when IFMP was granted Observer Status in November […]