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Definitive Poker Rule Book Published

International Federation of Poker Creates “Unity” In Global Texas Hold’em Rules For First Time


The International Federation of Poker today publishes “The Rules of Poker”, the first attempt to set out a definitive reference and dispute resolution source.

The beautifully designed hardback book has been produced by the IFP and its rules committee – David Flusfeder, Devanir Campos, Roy Houghton, Thomas Kremser, and James McManus – with a view to eliminating local and house variations in rules and unifying Texas hold’em rules worldwide.

Anthony Holden, president of the IFP, said, “One of the key roles of any sports governing body is to establish clear and consistent rules throughout the world.

“It would clearly be absurd if the rules of football or tennis differed from country to country and poker is no different.

“It is a sign of the growing maturity and popularity of poker that we have taken this step. But this book is designed to cover far more than merely tournament poker. It is a perfect volume to keep on hand in poker clubs and kitchen table home games the world over."

The book features rules for tournament poker, cash play, match play, poker variants and a test section.

It is edited by David Flusfeder and published by IFP Books (an imprint of Limehouse Books). It costs £12.99 or $19.95.