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Mike "The Mouth" Matusow Leads at 2008 Wynn Classic

2008 Wynn Classic poker tournamentWith the WPT Bay 101 done and the next big stop on the tour more than a week away, many of the top pros headed back to Las Vegas this weekend to play the $10,000 buy-in main event of the 2008 Wynn Classic at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Only in its second year, the poker tournament quickly earned "classic" status last year when Scott Fischman, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Johnny Chan, Ted Lawson, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Chau Giang all were among the final nine competing for the $750,000 first place prize.

This year will likely see another pro-loaded final table, as 183 players started play yesterday with most of the field consisting of big namers including The Mouth, The Grinder, David "The Dragon" Pham*, Gavin Griffin, Mike Sexton, Layne Flack, Gavin Smith, Eli Elezra, Dutch Boyd, Darrell "Gigabet" Dicken, Cliff Josephy, Toto Leonidas, Max Pescatori, Justin Bonomo, and Brandon Cantu, hot off his WPT Bay 101 win.

Also among the field, Rick Salomon, who made it to Day 2 today but may have a hard time focusing at the tables knowing his estranged wife is riding the Klock in Berlin right now.

According to CardPlayer and PokerListings, who are both covering the event, the end of Day 1 chip leader was Mike Matusow with 107,700 and Roy Winston is close behind at 104,550. Blair Hinkle, who was a one-time chip leader at both Bay 101 and the LA Poker Classic and who we're gonna go out on a limb and say he's probably more of a Passover than Easter kind of guy, is also among the top five, stacked at 73,200.

Get live Wynn Classic updates from Matt Showell here.

Get stretching exercises from a hot Japanese girl here.

* Not a real dragon.

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