PokerStrategy.com was founded by German mathematic and philosophy graduate and Fixed Limit high stakes player Dominik Kofert. The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to German-speaking poker enthusiasts.
Initially, Dominik Kofert created PokerStrategy.com as a forum through which poker enthusiasts could communicate and exchange knowledge, views, and opinions about playing poker. Partnering with chess Grand Master Matthias Wahls, the team noticed a correlation between strategy and skill-based games such as chess and MMORPGs and attracted early members to the site at offline chess tournaments and through online game forums.
Gradually adding support for poker students in English and Russian, and eventually offers in 15 languages, by November 2008 1.8 million players had registered with the site; by June 2013 it was easily the largest poker community in the world with over 6.5 million members.