Well... that was fun.
I placed 2nd overall in a field of about 50-60. Lots of horrible play (as expected). Some real douche-bags, including the guy to my left who though he was Phil Helmuth with the sunglasses, iPod, and football jersey (he had a horrible tell - would shuffle his chips when he thought he had a hand). Pretty much tossed the heads-up final as I was down about 3-1 in chips. The guy I lost too was a really nice guy and really deserved the prize of 5-nights in Waikiki, Hawaii.
I had a chance to grab a $1000 seat at the WSOP
out of it, but decided to take the 2 nights at any Marriott property in the world. I probably would have sold the WSOP entry anyway, and I really didn't want to take another trip up to Vegas just to take a shot. The PH wannabe was so happy... he took it. I told him I want 10% if he cashes. I doubt it - the way he played. If it had been $1500 I probably would have grabbed it, but oh well... I was into it all for $50. No rebuy, no add-ons. There were guys there throwing over $200 at it and still couldn't place.
As for my play... meh. Second hand in I made the mistake of slow playing KK in early position, the board ran out a straight, and villian ended up making a higher straight. I proceded to get KK twice more through the night, and made a huge profit on it each time. Never got AA once. Did get a boat with pocket ducks over Jacks (got paid off).
One fun one: short-stacked late position on the bubble 10K/20K/ante3K, UTG limped, guy to my left made it 40K to go, I shoved over the top for about 4K more. Both called - I think I had them coverd. Early fipped over 77, both of us turned over AKos. We spiked an Ace on the flop and went on to chop a huge pot. Turned out he and I would end up 1 & 2 in the tournament about a half an hour later.
Best part about the whole night. I didn't panic when the blinds got huge. I didn't play garbage. I even threw away AQ in position against a huge re-raise in front of me just after the bubble burst (was a good fold BTW). I even started getting good at counting people's stacks vs. the blinds (that's rare for me).