PartyPoker Adopts Flying Dutchman Lüske’s Poker Rule Book10 months ago
For a man who has achieved many great things in poker already, the Flying Dutchman Marcel Lüske looks set to add his lifetime goal of standardising the rules of poker to the list, partypoker this week announcing it would be using his International Poker Rules at their Barcelona MILLIONS Live, with Rob Yong’s Dusk Till Dawn Casino jumping aboard soon after.
With so many gray areas in the rules, contentious decisions appear almost every event, and Lüske has been at the forefront of a massive effort to rid the game of the need for rulings which often sees inconsistency and favouritism from tournament directors and floorstaff…
Lüske, during his time with PokerStars, wrote:
‘Everywhere I go people ask me about rules and everywhere I play they ask me about fairness of the game. Everywhere I go I hear complaints about the existing rules and most of the time the complaint was based on the different rulings.’
Now a partypoker ambassador after leaving PokerStars and launching a lawsuit against his former paymasters for ‘breaking a gentleman’s agreement’ he claims they had covering use of his rules, Lüske has found a home for his comprehensive version of the poker rule book in partypoker.
Lüske, along with Mathijs Jonkers from ONKP – the Dutch amateur poker tour - worked on the project together, tightening up, expanding and clarifying the original set of rules he had created along with Michele Lau.
The hope is that tournaments and players will adopt the new rules as the industry-standard, helping to avoid horrible situations such as the following famous episodes…
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