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  1-May-10, 08:48   #1
It's official - poker is a game of skill. 0   
B1gfoot 

Joined: Mar '08
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The International Mind Sport Association (IMSA) has accepted the International Federation of Poker (IFP) as a member organization. This means that poker is now officially a mind sport, just like chess, Go and bridge.
Poker will also now make an appearance in the next World Mind Sports Games (WMSG), due to be held in 2012 alongside the London Olympics.

Read more http://www.ifpoker.org/news/official---poker-now-a-mind...

     
  1-May-10, 08:53   #2
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goliathfirst 
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when was this ever not a game of skill...

     
  1-May-10, 09:07   #3
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Flippedchips 

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B1gfoot why are u not joining the BRM tourny on stars? thought u would have did the one on tilt Confused

     
  1-May-10, 09:17   #4
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B1gfoot 

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Mainly cause they are on sites i play as a reg, i like to keep incognito, but if one of these games end up on a site like action poker etc (a small site) ill be there.
But you never know I might just play and not let on Cool

     
  1-May-10, 10:32   #5
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IslandJack 

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Yesssssss! Big Smile
That is great news!
At least I can refer to this when everyone tells me I'm gambling... Blink
Should be a LEAP forward for Poker.

     
  1-May-10, 10:32   #6
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goliathfirst 
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haha yeh that is probs the best thing, now its never considered gambling

     
  1-May-10, 11:35   #7
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shokaku 

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They must have shown them a replay of last years WSOP main event final table. Blink

We will see how this developement will influence future law cases.

     
  1-May-10, 11:36   #8
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$k 

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so like at the normal olyimpics when someone is about to run the 100m dash there are kids going everywhere saying i want to be just like him when i grow up so will the little ones be like that when poker is at the mind olyimpics??

     
  1-May-10, 13:25   #9
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Synthetikos 

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i jus heard all this in the news 10 minutes ago Smile is a clear,official thing from now on Blink Thumbs Up

     
  1-May-10, 13:54   #10
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SCDossett 
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Hopefully this changes how the american views online poker. Somehow i doubt it

     
  1-May-10, 14:02   #11
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ciango 
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Posted by IslandJack:
Yesssssss! Big Smile
That is great news!
At least I can refer to this when everyone tells me I'm gambling... Blink
Should be a LEAP forward for Poker.


i really agreed with you Smile


     
  1-May-10, 14:59   #12
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leroi21 

Joined: Dec '09
Location: Canada
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good news fir poker and for poker pros a new tournament for them lol
i want to see that it like the olimpic of poker i dont know who gonna represent the us there are so many

     
  1-May-10, 15:03   #13
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Hajinnho 

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does it change anything ? Poker not only for adults or something (dont think so because of the money. But maybe Playmoney Accs are aceepted now for not-adult people (that seems like nonsense for the pokerroom but it isnt. If you start playmoney you get interested and deposit later on, you know Blink )

     
  1-May-10, 16:13   #14
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Chartoule 
Joined: May '09
Location: Spain
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Hi guys!!

Great news for all the poker players and poker sites.

Hajinnho: Nothing really changes, but is nice..

Buy!!

     
  2-May-10, 01:33   #15
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jessthehuman 

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Pretty cool news.

     
  2-May-10, 02:51   #16
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Flippedchips 

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Do u think this may mean that they may start taxing poker in the UK now Confused hhhmm i hope not

     
  2-May-10, 03:34   #17
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psycokiller 
Joined: Sep '09
Location: Canada
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It's nice to see poker recieve some legitimate recognition from a respected body. It's too bad the US government will not change there view of online poker.

     
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