Match Poker is a team sport incorporating regular Texas Hold’em, albeit typically with a pot-limit pre-flop and no-limit post-flop structure.

Teams are split onto different tables with one player from each team in each of the different seat positions.

All players start each hand with an equal number of chips and receive their cards on a digital device.

The same cards are dealt at all tables (hole cards and community cards). This means that every player in seat 1 (each from a different team) has identical cards. The same is true in every other seat.

This allows the best players and the best teams to be identified. Each team’s combined chips are compared after every hand and points allocated accordingly. Players reset their stacks and the next hand begins.

After a pre-determined number of hands the team with the most points wins. All action is recorded electronically enabling real-time automated scoring, animated replay and detailed analysis.

Team Sport

Match Poker is a team sport incorporating regular Texas Hold’em, albeit typically with a pot-limit pre-flop and no-limit post-flop structure.

A true ‘sport’

IFP Match Poker conforms to the Sportaccord definition of a sport as ‘not relying on any element of luck specifically integrated into the sport.’

Electronic dealing

Card information is delivered electronically, allowing anyone in the world with a mobile phone to play and thus the possibility of representing their country.

Incredible analysis

Match Poker technology produces a level of analysis not previously possible in poker. All actions is recorded, allowing users to replay specific hands and learn from not only their own mistakes, but others too.

Format & scoring

By devising a team format and scoring systems that aggregates individual results and compares team chip scores on a per hand basis, IFP Match Poker succeeds in reducing chance and provides a new way of assessing pure poker skill.

Global Ranking

Players are globally ranked, allowing the best national players to take part in continental and international matches.