In my opinion the managers of the tournament made too many mistakes for me to play any more preliminary tournaments this year. Like someone said before it was tilting to be 10 handed. But even worse was that on the first day they stopped play at something rediculous (like 5pm) only a few hours after the start time of 12pm. Then, the next day they started at 12pm and wanted to get the tournament done that night (which would have taken until 6am-7am). They finally buckled and said they'd only play until 3am then come back at noon the next day. Just a fokin joke.
Although the tourney did have value for anyone considering playing a prelim.
9 players left chip leader
Justin Young 285K
Blind 1200-2400 300ante
Other notable: Dan Fleyshman 24K
I had a fun bustout hand in this one. 15 left, I open KK UTG to 4K @ 800/1600 w/ a 51K stack. UTG+2 shoves 20K (w/ AQ). BB, w/ a ~150K stack, flats the 20K. I ship. She calls w/ JTo. Board runs out 996...7...8! weeeee!