Needless to say going deep in any tournament requires a few (or many) lucky double-ups. Mine came as a timely fashion as I was down to $1750 chips at the 2nd break. By the 3rd break I was up to $13140. I stuck to my strategy of getting big pots in with guys either weak or dumb or on tilt. It worked. At the 10th hour I basically lost it to a new table where at least 2 out of the 5 guys weren't afraid to 3bet my raise, and I so happened to be on about 30BB and getting consecutive hands of KKxx, QQxx, and JJxx, in that order. I basically had to raisefold 1/3 my stack away. And then obviously I get it in with a big draw and miss etc. All bust outs are spectacular only to the buster so I won't rant more.
Still, getting a payout helps as I busted the $265 PLO KO without much of a fight. I plan to play the $109 NLH 10-mins-lvls aka shovefest tonight, if I can stay awake till 1am. GLME.