Absolute Poker Finalists Move to Next Round - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Absolute Poker, the fourth largest online poker website inthe world, recently announced the six finalists of its 'Win Your Tuition'Spring tournament. The six college students, who beat out thousands ofothers, will now advance to compete in a live tournament to be held in theVIP room of Crobar, one of New York City's hippest dance clubs on August 8,2006. mtvU will be onsite filming and Absolute Poker will be hosting a freeparty for college-goers at the club.

"We want to congratulate our six finalists on making it this far," saidMike Edwards, Absolute Poker marketing manager. "These players beat outthousands of other players in the Spring tournament which was one of ourmost successful college tourneys to date. The final event at Crobar isgoing to be one of the hottest parties this summer and with mtvU filmingon-site, its going to make it extra cool we hope that the college crowdcan join us for the free celebration."

The six 'Win Your Tuition' finalists include David Wood from PurdueUniversity, Fort Wayne, IN; Jim Pappas from Bradley University, MountProspect, IL; Kyle Garis from the University of Delaware, Lansdale, PA;Justin Rausch from Penn State University, Scottdale, PA; David Wilke fromSoutheast Missouri State University, Saint Louis, MO; and Jamie Websterfrom Georgia College and State University, Marietta, GA.

Absolute Poker has an extensive program of college tournaments andevent-sponsorships around the world which has resulted from the passion itsfounders, who met in college, share for poker. In addition to thetwice-yearly "Win Your Tuition" tournament, Absolute Poker also runs acollege internship program where students can apply for internshippositions at the company's headquarters in Costa Rica. Additionally, thecompany has a campus representative program where students can organizestudent tournaments and Absolute Poker will provide event-marketingmaterials and donate money to college teams and clubs.

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