WSOP: Tournament of Champions Actives Include Ex Convict

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Jagajeet Chiba
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WSOP Tournament of Champions

Following Day 2 of the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament of Champions, 17 players were still standing including a few "bigger than life" poker stars

In today's Cake Poker Break keeps tabs on those 17 players still standing after Day 2 of the 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions.

We learn that controversial poker pro Mike Matasow is right up there among the top chip leaders.

Matasow, you might recall, has battled drug addiction over the years and served a six month prison stint after being caught in possession of cocaine back in 2004. 

From Cake Poker: "Mike Matusow finished the day with 85,500 in chips, or about 10.5% of the total chips in play. If he were to go on and win he would become the first player ever to win the Tournament of Champions twice. But with a minimum of 21 big blinds in everyone's stack there's still a long way to go - and unlike your typical WSOP event, there are no soft spots anywhere in this field."

Familiar names in the poker community still in were Johnny Chan, Scotty Nguyen and Joe Hachem.

Household names included Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth. 

Jagajeet Chiba,