Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Blair Lyons Breaks Through the Bubble with Micro-Stack

[user197301] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

While the slow grind of the tournament bubble wore on, we spotted one player who was working overtime to keep his hopes of a WSOP cash alive.

Blair Lyons worked a short stack of only 3,000 chips for nearly an hour, while the 100 antes continued to bleed away his stack each hand, until the bubble finally burst. Lyons earned at least $1,880 for the cash and was eliminated just a few hands later but appeared to be thrilled with his finish nonetheless. To put this feat in perspective, the big blind for this level was 1,000 chips, so Lyons must have maneuvered his stack expertly to remain alive.

Lyons informed us that most of his chips were taken from him after his {J-}{J-} was sucked out on by the {A-}{J-} of another player, and from that point on, his only concern was staying alive until he made the money.

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