i busted pretty quick at day 2, probably in about 20 minutes or so. i raised 1st in on the button, mueller was in the big blind and was threatening me while i was counting my chips "you already took to long". i still raised to about 11k with blinds 1500/3000 -500, with A9. small blind instantly reraised me for most of my stack (mueller folded and laughed "told you, you were taking to long"), he had over 100k, i had just over 40k. i felt i was priced in and put all my chips in the pot.
small blind had 33, flop came 838, GG me. was a big pot, and i win this flip, i am sitting nice... oh well.
afterwords, i grabbed some nachos from the poker kitchen, and waited for a few friends to come on over. me and ZaiGezunt sat in a 2/5nl game, which we both killed. we ran very hot, i took an extra $1400 off of table and he took about $1800 in about 2 or 3 hours.
we then decided to go play the bellagio $1k nightly. it was me, Zai, and Mag: they both donked out early. i got bad beat with about 13 players left to lose a big chunk of my stack JJ to A8 all in pre. then same guy open shoved a few hands later and i had AQ, so i shoved, dude behind me also shoved. open shover had KK and over shove/caller, had AQ as well. KK held, and i was crippled.
i stole blinds a few times, then i made the final table, and got UTG just as i paid the big blind last hand. so after i pay the extra blinds, i have maybe 4 big blinds at final table. 10 left and 9 pay. i played perfect SNG strategy, picked up blinds a few times real fast. and again the next round. then i won a coin flip with 5 big blinds... and won another, started catching some cards, next thing i knew i was in 2nd place with 146k and 5 players left. they offered a 5 way chop, which i accepted for almost $22k.
so all in all a fun and a nicely profitable day.