Only Two Weeks Left For Students To Claim The Hottest Ticket On Campus: The 2005 College Poker Championship

More Than 75,000 Compete But Only One Can Be The Champion


 WHAT:     The 2nd Annual College Poker Championship(tm)
           ( is coming to
           an end for 2005.  May 8th is the final day for
           students from around the world to register and
           compete for the title of the World's Best College
           No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Player.  Right now,
           more than 25,000 students from more than 2,300
           campuses are battling it out for the title and
           their share of the $135,000 prize pool.

           CPC is a free online tournament available to
           registered college and university students worldwide.
           Graduate school and community college students are
           also eligible.  College Poker Championship provides
           an exciting and stimulating environment for students
           to win donations to their favorite charities and
           receive scholarships that allow students to further
           their academic endeavors.

 WHEN:     May 1 and May 8, 2005 4pm EST --
           Final Weekly Tournaments: These are the final
           three events for students to compete and advance
           to the semifinals.

           May 15, 2005 4pm EST -- The Semifinal Tournament:
           Only students who have qualified in the previous
           competitions will be able to participate, the
           top 20 percent will move on to the Final Table.

           May 22, 2005 4pm EST -- The Final Table:
            -- The Champion will be awarded a $41,000
               academic scholarship.
            -- Contestants placing 1st-10th will earn
               a $1,000 donation to be awarded to the
               charity or organization of their choice.
            -- Players placing 2-10 will share a $53,300
               scholarship prize pool.
            -- Players placing 11-80 will share a prize pool
               of $15,500 of scholarship awards.

 HOW:      To qualify for the Semifinal Tournament, students
           only need to register online at
           and participate in one of the remaining weekly
           tournaments held each Sunday through May 8th.
           There is no fee to participate in the tournament
           and the top 10 percent each week advance to
           the Semifinal Tournament.

           The 2nd Annual College Poker Championship(tm)
           is open to registered college and university students
           worldwide to determine the "Best College
           No Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker Player in the World."
           Entry into the tournament is free of charge, with
           all events being played with tournament chips.
           No purchase is required from
  College Poker
           Championship(tm) supports students' educational
           endeavors with scholarships worth $135,000,
           donations to charities and champions the use
           of poker as a strategic learning tool.

For more information or to speak with Lou Krieger, volunteer host of CPC and author of seven poker books and more than 300 articles on poker please contact:

 Kerry Johnson
 Lotus Public Relations