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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 22 2018 12:08 AM UTC +00:00.

£311
pledged of £100,000pledged of £100,000 goal
6
backers
35days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 22 2018 12:08 AM UTC +00:00.

About

If you like e-Sports, you will FALL IN LOVE with Match Poker. It's the fastest emerging skill game, played on your mobile phone. We’re launching this Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds to send the IFMP Digital Nation Team (5 players) to the IFMP Nations Cup 2018/19 in Dublin, Ireland. Take on this challenge, by making a pledge of £100 today, to enter the qualifying process for membership to the Digital Team at the IFMP Nation's Cup 2018/19.

You may have what it takes to ultimately be a member of the IFMP Nations cup 2018/19 champion team!

Match Poker has been fully and globally recognized as a sport by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF)
Match Poker has been fully and globally recognized as a sport by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF)

The GAISF is an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Click here to see IFMP membership.

Remember: The Digital Nation Team will compete against several national teams for the IFMP Nation’s Cup tournament.

The Nations Cup 2018/19 is brought to you by the International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) in partnership with 60 poker federations worldwide. 

Match Poker is a digital team sport where the "random draw" element of luck, as per conventional poker, has been completely removed!

NOW, it's all about YOUR poker skills!

Get ready to DOMINATE!
(Watch the video below to understand how to play Match Poker)

WE WANT YOU TO QUALIFY FOR THE DIGITAL NATION TEAM, COMPETING FOR THE NATION'S CUP 2018/19!

(Sample the excitement of a Nations Cup Tournament, here's 2014!)

Every year, we open our doors to anyone who would like to join the tournament. From poker fans, hobbyists, amateurs or professional players. Everyone is welcome to join!  We're looking to qualify 5 skillfully awesome poker players to form the IFMP Digital Nation 2018/19.

OPEN to all!  Men, Ladies: fans, amateurs and pros.
OPEN to all! Men, Ladies: fans, amateurs and pros.

The top 5 players that qualifies automatically become members of the IFMP Digital Nation 2018/19. 

They will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Dublin, Ireland to challenge other teams in national team challenge rounds for the IFMP Nations Cup 2018/19.

We're forming a DIGITAL TEAM! Do you have what it takes?
We're forming a DIGITAL TEAM! Do you have what it takes?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT OUR 2017 IFMP NATION'S CUP CHAMPION, IRELAND? Join us and bring home the 2018/19 IFMP NATION'S CUP!

Watch the highlights of the IFMP Nations Cup 2017. With TEAM IRELAND winning the Nations Cup!

Now, watch the team captain of the IFMP Digital Nation 2017, Stas Tishkevic being interviewed about the 2017 Digital Team experiences and takeaways!

SKILLS BEAT CHANCE!

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 into different tables with one player from each team in each of the different seat positions.

Skill beats chance, that's exactly what Match Poker is all about. By eliminating luck from conventional Texas Hold'em, this format ensures the player's skill is recognised and rewarded in an extremely exciting team format - and is a recognised sport!
Skill beats chance, that's exactly what Match Poker is all about. By eliminating luck from conventional Texas Hold'em, this format ensures the player's skill is recognised and rewarded in an extremely exciting team format - and is a recognised sport!

MATCH POKER AT A GLANCE

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

The BIG 411 on Match Poker

CONGRATULATIONS IRELAND FOR WINNING NATIONS CUP 2017!

2018 - Asian Nations Pairs Challenge (Bangkok, Thailand)
2017 - IFMP Nation's Cup (Oxfordshire, UK)
2017 - IFP 5th Congress (London)
2013 - IFP Asian Nations Cup (Sanya, China)
2013 - IFP European Nations Cup (Pathos, Cyprus)
2011 - IFP's 2011 World Poker Championship (London)
2011 - IFP's Duplicate Poker Nations Cup

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MATCH POKER?

The International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP), the governing body of sports poker and match poker Is a 60+ member nation movement from 5 continents with the general goal to make Match Poker a globally recognized mind sport eligible for Olympic selection.

WHAT IS THE 2018/19 NATIONS CUP

Nations Cup 2019
Nations Cup 2019

The Nations Cup is an annual 2-day international Match Poker event, this year to be hosted by the current Nation Cup holders in Dublin, Ireland. This year is set to be quite unique in that it will offer Kickstarter backers the opportunity to participate. As live participants come together to win for the nations they represent, we’d like our Kickstarter campaign to build a “digital nation”, a Kickstarter nation, that will also challenge our live players.

The Kickstarter (or digital) nation is a digital team that gives £100 backers the opportunity to go through a qualifying challenge. The top 5 challengers will automatically qualify to join the Digital Team and receive an all-expense paid ticket to the Nations Cup in Ireland.

IFMP PARTNERS

Match IPL is an IP jointly owned by Viaan Industries, a BSE listed company, and the International Federation of Match Poker

MIPL stands for Match Indian Poker League, a regulated sports Match Poker tournament, officially sanctioned and backed by both the International Federation of Match Poker and the Indian Federation of Poker.

Risks and challenges

We are very confident in the successful performance and outcome of The Nations Cup 2018/19 - Match Poker Team Challenge on January 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. This is one of the many stages we are excited to do, in promoting Match Poker worldwide.

However, since this is our first Kickstarter campaign, there may be a few administrative areas that can become challenging. We are serious with all required tasks and proper procedures and will work 101% to ensuring this will be a great experience for all. We will definitely communicate with our backers any concerns that merit their immediate attention.

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    We'd be honoured to receive you as our SUPER VIP Guest, to the IFMP Nations Cup 2018/19, with all of your expenses paid. Includes your airfare, ground transportation and lodging.

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