Entries by Varun Goenka

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 […]


LONDON AND MUMBAI: 1st June, 2017 The International Federation of Poker has signed a ground-breaking agreement with top Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her entrepreneur husband Raj Kundra’s Viaan Industries Ltd to launch the Match Indian Poker League (Match IPL) which will see city-based teams compete in the world’s first professional match poker league. […]

Sicilian Match Poker Championships 2017

The Sicilian Match Poker Championships took place in the four months between February and May 2017 comprising of a series of Match Poker qualification tournaments throughout the provinces of Palermo, Ragusa, Syracuse, Catania and Messina. A total of more than 300 players from 50 towns took part in the championships, which concluded with the semi-finals […]