Some huge names are knocked out on Thursday. Day 3 continues with 2,572 players remaining. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday WSOP Hit and Run.

Ongoing WSOP Main Event Action

On Wednesday, Day 2c was held with over 3300 players returning from Day 1c for over a total of 4400 players remaining to begin the day. By the conclusion of the day, Artan Dedusha had the most chips from the flight with 680,000 and around 1400 remaining from the flight.

A bunch of big names busted during the day including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari, Joe McKeehen, Elky and Michael Mizrachi.

Today, the three Main Event flights will finally be combined into a single Day 3 field as action resumes at 11 AM PT. The day will begin with 2,572 players still alive and the bubble expected to be hit at the end of the day. The top 1084 players are guaranteed at least a $15,000 prize.

Debusha’s 680k chips leads all players heading into Day 3. Here’s a look at the top 10 into Day 3 (the average chip stack is 147,000).

WSOP Main Event Day 3 Chip Leaders (start of day Thursday)
1Artan Dedusha680,000
2Lawrence Bayler618,000
3Mickey Craft508,100
4Richard Gryko564,800
5Michael Krasienko561,300
6Marcin Chmielewski561,000
7Scott Anderson560,000
8Sergio Castelluccio548,500
9Sonny Franco546,700
10Michael Sklenicka540,600

Notable names in the top 20 to begin the day Thursday are Ryan Hughes (14th place with 510k), Nick Petrangelo (17th place with 480k) and Natasha Mercier (18th place with 476k)

Among the other notables who are still alive for Day 3 are Scotty Nguyen, Johnny Chan, Mike Matusow, Joe Hachem, Gavin Smith, Greg Raymer, Kenny Hallaert, Brian Rast, Gavin Smith, David Pham, Allen Cunningham and Jason Mercier.

For Your Streaming Enjoyment

– On Thursday, the only streaming option for viewing Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event is through PokerGo, beginning at 2:30 PM ET. Tomorrow, action will resume on both ESPN2 and PokerGo.

Quick Hitters

– Google Play store app will begin allowing real money gambling apps in certain licensed jurisdictions such as France, Ireland the United Kingdom.

– MicroMillions, the popular low-stakes online poker festival, is returning this weekend to PokerStars.

– The former president of Absolute Poker, Scott Tom, has agreed to a plea deal surrounding the 2011 Black Friday charges. As part of the deal, Scott Tom is reportedly required to pay $300,000 in fines and will likely receive a sentence no longer than 6 months.

– Grinderschool poker training video is a continuation of the “How to Master NLHE” series. This is episode 5 in a 8 part series.