The WSOP Main Event reaches the bubble as less than 1000 players remain by early Friday afternoon. Check out these stories and more in the Friday WSOP Hit and Run.

Ongoing WSOP Main Event Action

The WSOP Main Event finished Day 3 on Thursday night as the money bubble burst with all 1,084 players remaining guaranteed at least $15,000 for surviving.

To start Day 4, Patrick Lavecchia held the lead, with Pawel Brzeski in second as action resumed at 11 AM PT. Kenny Hallaert and Ben Lamb were among the group of players that started the day with over 1 million in chips. Sofia Lövgren, Max Silver, Allen Cunningham and Live Boeree were some of the notables at the higher end of the chip count. Other notables still alive in the Main Event include David Peters, David Pham, Natasha Mercier, Perry Friendman, Andy Frankenberger, Matt Glanztz, Jeff Lisandro, Carlos Mortensen and Cate Hall.

Johnny Chan, Mike Matusow, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer and Tom McEvoy were among the players who were not as lucky and busted during Day 3.

By noon PT, the field had dwindled down to 930 with the top 10 looking like this:

WSOP Main Event Standings Friday at Noon PT
PositionPlayerChips
1Patrick Lavecchia1,552,000
2Pawel Brzeski1,546,000
3Antoine Saout1,529,000
4Jeremiah Fitzpatrick1,523,000
5Derek Bowers1,376,000
6Michey Craft1,345,000
7Edward Nassif1,345,000
8Scott Blumstein1,340,000
9Artan Dedusha1,288,000
10Greg Dyer1,276,000

Obviously, these chip counts are changing by the minute. Check WSOP.com for the latest updated chip counts.

Little One for One Drop

After three flights of Day 1, the field for the $1000+$111 No Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop is down to 749 players. After busting in the Main Event, Chris Ferguson and Daniel Negreanu are among the players who joined the tournament on Thursday. Giuseppe Pantaleo holds the chip lead with 335,800. The cards will start flying at 2 PM PT for Day 2.

For Your Streaming Enjoyment

– On Friday, you can watch live televised action on both ESPN2 and PokerGo. This afternoon, you can stream Main Event action at 2:30 PM ET on PokerGo. You will then be able to tune into prime time action from 8 PM to 11 PM ET on ESPN2. PokerGo will then resume their coverage at 11 PM ET.

Quick Hitters

– A player who been previously banned from Caesars properties has been removed from the Main Event with 630,000 in chips. The player has not only been kicked out of the tournament but will also will not be refunded his $10,000 buy-in.

– Now that six poker players have achieved the “Triple Crown” feat, Poker Strategy takes a look at what might be the next version of the Triple Crown that players may strive for.

– The 10 Poker Hall of Fame finalists have been named and now comes the second guessing of was snubbed. Steve Ruddock from USPoker writes about his top picks of who he feels belongs in the hall of fame.

– Calvin Ayre has pleased guilty to a misdemeanor charge for his role in his founding of the Bodog Entertinament group, in what is being seen been as a victory for Ayre. As part of the agreement, Calvin Ayre has also reacquired Bodog.com for $100,000.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is a look at bluffing in the “How to Master No Limit Hold’em” series. The video is episode 6 in an 8-part series.