MIAMI, FL (Marketwire) Saturday, October 03, 2009 – Beginning on October 4th, the return of the Absolute Poker College Challenge (“APCC”) offers one of the coolest ways for students to earn some serious cash in one of the hottest nationwide campus rivalries ever.  Graduate to the big leagues with the leading online poker site for a share of $30,000 in prizes. Rise to the head of the class for the chance to compete in a live final table facing-off against your poker peers, where the stakes are high and there’s $10,000 in tuition on the line.

This dedicated tournament series includes a string of daily qualifiers, from freerolls to $0.25 and $5 buy-ins, and a  Weekly Main Event Qualifier on Sundays at 21:00ET that feeds the top nine players to the APCC Main Event, scheduled for Monday, November 30th at 20:30ET.

The top 6 students from the Main Event will vie for top honors in the ‘Player of the Year’ competition, a six-handed adrenaline-fuelled final table, filmed live in L.A. and streamed online at Bluff.com. This semester’s Absolute Poker College Challenge is awarding the ‘Player of the Year’ a grand prize of $10,000 in free tuition, a custom-made APCC championship ring, and the chance to tell your story to the poker world via Bluff magazine.  

"This tournament is a fun and easy way for college students to compete for an alternative way to pay for tuition, and we believe that this program is one of the best ways to create real added value for college students,” said Absolute Poker Pro and APCC consultant, Matt Vengrin.

Vengrin added that the company expects to significantly grow the number of entries for the upcoming fall tournament. With the growing passion for poker amongst students, the Absolute Poker College Challenge has established a strong campus program aimed at supporting college students across America. Students can learn more by visiting http://www.absolutepoker.com/promotions/college-challenge/.

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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