Ifp Rulesofpoker BlogFans of poker literature will delight in the news that the International Federation of Poker has teamed up with Limehouse Books to create IFP Books, the UK’s only imprint dedicated to poker.

The first title to be published will be The Rules of Poker, in August of this year; the definitive guide to the full spectrum of poker games from Texas hold’em to Omaha, and is edited by the poker playing novelist David Flusfeder, chairman of IFP’s distinguished International Rules Committee.

The book will also feature an introduction by the IFP’s President Anthony Holden, renowned biographer and author of the seminal poker memoir Big Deal.

“I am thrilled to have forged this alliance between IFP and Bobby Nayyar’s Limehouse Books, and to have found the perfect editor-in-chief in Natalie Galustian, who last year compiled the finest collection of rare poker books in the long history of the game,” said Holden.

Plans for IFP Books include producing a volume each year which will aim to combine the authority and global reach of the Federation with the quality and style that are the trademarks of Limehouse, which has grown to publish eight print titles since it’s founding in October 2009.

‘I’ve enjoyed playing poker ever since I read Big Deal several years ago,” said Nayyar of Limehouse. “So now it is a great honour to be working with Anthony Holden and the IFP team to craft dedicated poker titles that will be distributed worldwide in print and digital.

“Our remit is to maintain the high production and design standards of Limehouse Books, and focus on commissioning new titles, whilst republishing classic poker texts that are no longer in print. This is an exciting proposition, as poker is a game that goes from strength to strength.’

Those keen to get hold of what will be an historic book in the history of the IFP will have to wait until August, when The Rules of Poker will be published in hardback, priced at £12.99.