Entries by Varun Goenka

DEBUTANTS UKRAINE LIFT IFMP NATIONS CUP

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 […]

IFP AND VIAAN INDUSTRIES LTD TO LAUNCH MATCH INDIAN POKER LEAGUE

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. […]