Matt Vengrin is proof that a College education can be vital to poker players.
It's time to give it the old College try on Absolute Poker.
The online poker site is resurrecting the Absolute Poker College Challenge (APCC) with $30,000 in prizes available to students currently enrolled in a U.S. University or College.
The main event of the APCC takes Nov. 30 with the top six players qualifying for a live final table in L.A. that will be streamed online.
The winner will receive $10,000 towards their College tuition and the ultimate bragging rights for their university.
"This poker 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 Matt Vengrin, who attended the Plattsburg State University.
Last spring Derek Dilberian, a 24-year-old University of Florida law student, beat a field of 4,000 to win free tuition for a semester in Absolute Poker's first College Challenge.
Vengrin said Absolute expects see a larger field in this year's event as the College poker-playing community seems to be rapidly expanding.
Although there is no direct buy-in for the APPC main event, Absolute Poker is offering an assortment of daily and weekly satellites with buy-ins ranging from $.25 to $5.
There will also be daily freerolls, which can potentially qualify a player for the weekly satellites.
Visit Absolute Poker for more information on the promotion.