Poker Cinderella: Connecticut College Takes on FSU Goliath for Title

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Connecticut College v. FSU (Photo: CollegePokerTour)

Everybody loves to root for the underdog.

In sports. In life. And, especially, in poker.

The nine-member poker club from tiny Connecticut College will be aiming for it's own shining moment this Sunday as it takes on the much larger Florida State University for the College Poker Tour championship.

The team is so new, in fact, it doesn't even have "official" status as a club on campus.

But that hasn't kept it from outperforming much larger teams on the College Tour all year.

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Started in 2014 the College Poker Tour is the first official Intercollegiate Poker League created and run specifically for U.S. college students,

All of the action takes place online and is played for points only with individual and team competitions.

A 16-team national tournament played out over the weekend and will culminate in Sunday's title matchup between Connecticut and FSU.

Connecticut College was one of three undefeated teams in the Final Four and crushed Michigan State. Florida State, however, is the reigning champion and the most accomplished poker club with up to 70 players it can draw on.

The two teams did meet earlier in the season with Connecticut College coming out on top and handing FSU its only loss.

The championship match goes on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv (Find the link via CollegePokerTour.com). The individual CPT National Championship will also run next week and will also be on Twitch.

More on Connecticut College and its captain, Carson Owlett, here.

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