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Summer Early Bird Freerolls For College Poker Championship 2006 Registrants.

The College Poker Championship is open to college students worldwide, and no purchase is ever required to play. CPC 2006 officially launches in September 2005, and promises to be bigger and better than the first and second Annual College Poker Championship events, and players who register now for CPC 2006 are eligible to participate in the CPC 2006, Early Bird Freerolls.

College Poker Championship is a free online tournament available to all registered college and university students worldwide. The tournament provides an exciting and safe atmosphere for students to compete, win scholarships and learn practical life lessons from playing Texas Hold'em poker, the hottest game in the world. The 3rd annual College Poker Championship will officially launch in September 2005 with more students, contests, and scholarship giveaways than ever before.

Early-bird registration and weekly practice games are available now at Details about the full tournament structure, prize pool, dates and times will be announced shortly.

"For the past two years I've volunteered my time as host for the College Poker Championship, a charitable poker tournament designed to find the best Texas hold'em, no-limit college poker player in the world and to support students' educational endeavors with huge cash scholarships and make charitable contributions in their names. I intend to be there in year three too." - said Lou Krieger, the host of CPC.

25,000 students from 55 countries played 2nd Annual College Poker ChampionshipTM in 2005 - more than ten times the number of participants in the 2004 World Series of Poker - for the title and a $41,000 academic scholarship. Chad Flood, 20, a junior from the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, won CPC 2005.

Throughout the competition, students also accrued points for their schools in the campus rivalry challenge. Pennsylvania State University topped the charts, gaining recognition as the world's most competitive poker campus and earning the title of 2005 College Poker Champion.

Source: CPC

Tags: College Poker Championship, Freerolls, CPC 2006.

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