UCLA defeats USC at the Poker Table

by Lou on December 8, 2007

UCLA’s Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society poker team beat USC’s poker team in front of about 35 spectators last week. It’s not quite Rose Bowl crowd on New Year’s day, but it’s a start.

Five players from each team played a best-of-three series of heads-up matches, and Igor Gampel, John Kennelly, and Michael Shinzaki of UCLA were victorious to guarantee victory over the Trojans.

This was the second intercollegiate poker event since the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society was founded (see blog entries dated August 14 and October 10, 2007). In the first, Harvard beat Yale, also by a score of three matches to two.

The GPSTS plans to involve more schools in a national tournament. We’ll let you know as this story develops. In the meantime, a Bruin victory is some slight consolation for having USC kick their ass all over the football field this year.

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