IFMP Nations Cup Attracts the World’s Best Poker Players From Twelve Countries


As a result of the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing protocol, the IFMP Nations Cup will be played across a digital platform for the first time ever this weekend. IFMP President Patrick Nally said this in response to questions about the event, 

“We must adapt and respond to the global pandemic by hosting the Nations Cup in a manner that allows all team members, from around the world, to play from the safety and security of their own homes.” 

Technology Provided by Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex will be providing the technology for the match play throughout the entire tournament this year. Founded in 2007, this company develops and sells video conferencing and web conferencing tools. They are a trusted company that produces high-quality products and always strives to update their technology to ensure their products are top of the line.

Countries Participating in the Nations Cup This Year

Twelve countries are participating in the Nations Cup this year. Competing teams include last year’s victor, Ukraine, plus Spain, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Belarus, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania. Expect to see 120 competitors playing 450 hands of poker over two days.

The event will be streamed on Twitch, and score updates will be published on the IFMP website and PokerNews. This Nations Cup is the end of a three-part series that began with the European Nations Cup in Ukraine and was followed by the Asian Nations Cup.

Match Poker Overview

Match Poker is a variation of Texas hold ’em. Each team will be separated into two different tables, with one player from each team sitting in a different position than their teammate. All players start each hand with the same amount of chips and with the same amount of cards. 

Each team’s combined chips are compared, and points are granted accordingly. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament wins.

Wrap Up

The IFMP Nations Cup will be played on a digital platform designed by Cisco Webex. This will be the first time this event will take place online instead of in person. Twelve countries will come together electronically to play in this event, and I can’t wait to see who takes the Nations Cup this year. Will it be the reigning champions from Ukraine or an unexpecting country this year? 

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