Students from Yale have defeated their rivals at Harvard University in the annual poker tournament.

Last year, the inaugural tournament was won by Harvard.

However, Yale got its revenge this month, beating the other Ivy league university by three games to two in the heads-up competition.

It was decided that a heads-up system would provide a more entertaining format.

Playing in this way would also prevent any collusion between gamers from the same university.

Harvard determined who would play by holding a poker tournament where the top two automatically make the team.

Two other positions were given to the winners of the Harvard GPSTS chapter heads-up tournament and the last place was awarded by the GPSTS leaders.

Alex Jacob, a senior at Yale, had a deep run at the World Poker Tour Foxwoods Poker Classic in 2006.