Deutscher Poker Sportbund DPSB (founded in 2009 as German Federation of Poker) is Germany’s official national Poker Federation. Since October 13th 2009, DPSB is an official member of the IFP. It was founded by Stephan Kalhamer, Juergen Bachmann and Mike Koenig together with some other poker-related members.
It was designed and founded as a communication platform for national Poker Clubs with the long term goal, to establish Poker as a mind sport in Germany. Interaction between the Federation and the Clubs is as well a topic as legal issues and development of the game itself.
2017 the DPSB Live League started its new season and by the end of the year the 8th national team champion will be crowned and also the 5th DPSB individual’s championship will take place.
Almost poker organisations within DPSB created a poker section in a regular sports club besides football, tennis and other sports (Hannover, Hamburg, Berlin, Usedom, Dinklage and Regensburg) and others are on the way.
IFP Nations Cup Winner 2011