Sicilian Match Poker Championships 2017

The Sicilian Match Poker Championships took place in the four months between February and May

2017 comprising of a series of Match Poker qualification tournaments throughout the provinces of

Palermo, Ragusa, Syracuse, Catania and Messina. A total of more than 300 players from 50 towns took

part in the championships, which concluded with the semi-finals and final at the beach town of Capo

Mulini (Catania) on 20th May 2017. It was a tremendously successful series and IFP is very grateful for

the hard work and dedication shown by its Italian member FIGP for organising and hosting the events,

and its technical team working tirelessly from Hyderabad, India in support. The championships

proved to be an immensely valuable beta test of IFP’s new Match Poker app that will now be launched

in both Android and iOS versions later this summer.

Sicilian Match Poker Championships – Final Results:

The prize for the winning team from Syracuse is a Champions League Final Experience (flights from

Italy to the UK, accommodation, transportation + tickets to see Juventus vs Real Madrid in the

Champions League Final in Cardiff on 3 rd June 2017).

The winning team:

Benedetto Drago, Luca Cocola, Andrea Floresta, Piergiorgio Cocola , Giuseppe Zagami & Angelo Drago.

(Substitutes: Antonino Ognibene, Paolo Listro)

7th Playoffs for the DPSB HeadsUp Live Liga 2016

IFP’s German national federation, Deutsche Poker SportBund (DPSB), just completed its 7th DPSB HeadsUp national event and crowned 89suited Poker München as the winner!

The final was held in Ingolstadt (Bavaria) this time with the 16 qualified teams from all over Germany.

In the group stage (http://dpsb.org/playoffs-season-7/) the teams played three matches against every opponent to determine the first two spots in the group which would advance to the quarter finals.

From then on they played knock out matches. (http://dpsb.org/playoffs-season-7-k-o-phase/)

Our new Champion 89suited Poker München won their group even though they lost their very first match. From then on they won the next five consecutive matches.

Especially the captian of this team – Gerhard Schwarz – had an incredible weekend winning 15 out of 17 headsup matches (both losses in the group stage).

89suited Poker München is one of the teams playing the DPSB HeadsUp Live Liga from the very beginning on.

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Sweden Becomes a Member of the IFP Family

The Swedish Poker Federation (Svepof) was founded in 2004. Svepof is a non profit organization working to improve the conditions for poker in Sweden. This is done mainly by promoting poker, work against prejudice of poker, work with legislator to get the best possible legislation around poker and by working with limiting the problems with problem playing. With numerous registered players in more than 50 poker clubs, IFP is very excited to welcome Sweden to the family by formally accepting their membership application.

Their online presence is as follows:

www.svenskapokerforbundet.se

https://www.facebook.com/svepof?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/svepof

Chairman – Ulf Engstrom

Secretary – Mickey Torstenssen

Treasury – Daniel Olsson

Austrian National Poker League Kicks-Off

This past weekend saw the first round of the official 2016 Austrian National Poker League take place in lower Austria.

The President of the Austrian PokerSport Association, Martin Sturc and the President of the National Poker League, Jakob Enders introduced the new and improved format to the eager crowd of twelve club teams who will battle for glory this season.

The winning team will also have the privilege to attend a three-day poker camp hosted by two of Austria’s top online poker players.

The Austrian Poker Sport Association also introduced the Austrian Poker Cup which will see nine teams play club vs. club in a heads-up format.

More Information can be found under apsa.co.at and pokerbundesliga.co.at

http://tinyurl.com/jtcmxcv