The International Federation of Poker (FIDPA) was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2009 and is the world’s official governing body of poker. It promotes poker as a mind sport and has two new events planned for 2011: a duplicate team Nations Cup event, and the invitation-only IFP World Championship “The Table,” which features 130 of the world’s top players. However, the official poker rules and tournament format will continue to vary depending on where the game is played.
The Official Poker Rankings track poker tournament results and statistics, as well as prize ladder results. There are poker rankings for every type of game, including cash games, ring games, and multi-table tournaments. Aside from the OPR, the site also provides detailed statistics and player ratings. The Official Poker Rankings are updated regularly to reflect the latest poker tournament results and player ratings. And because OPR is free, there’s no reason not to use it.
The history of poker is fascinating. It was originally developed in the United States in the early 19th century, and has now spread to other parts of the world. It’s also derived from the Persian game As-Nas. In addition, it has its origins in French poque, which is related to poker and likely a French game known as poque. The English game brag has its roots in this game, and incorporated bluffing. But it is unknown what prompted these games to gain popularity.