Poker tournament a Wynn-ing proposition

Michael Mizrachi

Steve Wynn's name is almost synonymous with the resurgence in development of the Las Vegas Strip in the 90s. So, it's no surprise the casino resort bearing his name in Sin City is helping promote the poker boom as well with the inaugural Wynn Classic.

Satellites, flights and preliminary events have been running for the Wynn Classic since Feb. 21, but Thursday marks the first day of the main event, a $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament.

Even though it's the first year for the event, you can be sure some big-name pros will be drawn in by the high stakes of this tournament.

In fact, some familiar faces have already turned up during preliminary events. Micheal Mizrachi made his presence felt during the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event, walking away with the first-place prize.

Kathy Liebert popped up in sixth place during the $2,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em event, while the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event was won by David Levi and saw Brandon Cantu make it to eighth place.

Play in the main event will begin Thursday at noon and is scheduled to finish on Sunday. The final table on Sunday will begin at 4 p.m. will be at the Wynn Las Vegas to bring you live updates, reports and interviews as the first card is dealt to the last pot being won. Check it all out in the Live Tournament Section.

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