Cyprus first to showcase new poker technology
CYPRUS will be the first country to showcase new poker technology at the forthcoming nation’s cup to be held in Paphos in April.
For the first time at a major championship, no cards or dealers will be used.
The European Nation’s Cup will be held at the Annabelle hotel in Paphos from April 12-15. Fourteen teams of six players will take part in the 2013 Nations Cup. These include the top six teams, Estonia, Lithuania, Serbia, Poland, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina from a recent qualifying event held in Vienna. Host nation Cyprus, Spain, UK, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Russia will also take part.
The details of the tournament were disclosed at a press conference held at the Annabelle hotel in Paphos by the International Federation of Poker (IFP) founder member Patrick Nally. He said that the IFP has developed the unique format of ‘match poker’ to demonstrate the level of skill involved in the game which he describes as a “mind sport”.
“We are making history in Cyprus through the use of technology. The smart phone and iPad are now integral part of our lives. Many people around the world come into contact with poker through their smartphones.”
Nally said no cards would be used. Instead, each participant will have their own smartphone and their cards will appear on their screen.
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