Yeah we were in Bryson City when we decided to go. This damn tournament had 2.5 hours of late registration, and it was a re-entry tourn, prize pool was up around $20,000 two hours in.
I picked up AK early. Flopped a gutshot, bet, got called, turn blanked, pot sized bet, called, river is a J giving me the nuts, I bet, guy shoves I snap, he shows one pair, lol. Then I got AA on the button with a raise, re-raise and shove in front of me. Unfortunately the players that raised and reraised mucked, other dude was dead to runners on the flop because flop was 3 diamonds and I had the ace of diamonds.
So that puffed my stack up, and then I went in to card-dead hell. I wasn't even being nitty, I was getting zero coordinated cards, I got a couple of A 10 offsuit but mucked both after bricking the flop and someone making an overbet. Anyway, the blind structure was so goddamn fast. I look down and have about 8900 or so, blinds were 400/800 with a 200 ante. At this point my moves are shove or fold. I get K 10 of diamonds in the hijack, shove, and get snap called by the only good player at the table who was immediately to my left, he had 50k or so. He flips over one of the worst hands for me K Q offsuit, I brick everything and was out.
My wife was nitting around with the $50 worth of free play (slots only) that she got for signing up for Total Rewards and we were able to cash out $37 of it. I didn't even feel like getting a room so we drove home through the night. It's lame, I went there expecting to play the $40 or $80 day tournaments (I think those were the stakes) but they weren't running them because of the WSOP. If I had stuck around I was going to blow a lot of money out of irritation so leaving was probably a good idea. A whole bunch of ****ed up **** happened earlier in the day which was why we were there in the first place, I don't think I was in the right head-space to gamble successfully.
I'm happy with my play though. There's not much I could have done differently. I briefly considered firing a 2nd bullet and re-entering the ****, but the blinds and antes were so goddamn high, I was going to basically have to shove and hope to win a race in order to even survive a level. I was so disappointing. I figured since it was a deepstack tourn it would have nice, long levels with a slowly escalating structure, but it honestly felt like a goddamn turbo tournament or some ****.