So I just finished up a 7 hour grind that included a trip outside for a fire drill (yay for losing and 80 sec timebank while disconnected). At the first break in the money I was 27 of 309 thanks to a nice little suckout just before the break. The hand:
At 150/300 I open JJ OTB to 800, SB calls, BB makes it 2800, I call, SB folds
Flop comes 456 rainbow, he bets 4000, I make it 10275, he tank calls.
As I'm trying to figure out just how strong he is (since in a 4max he's obviously 3betting enormously wide) a nice little Jack comes on the turn. I tank shove 19k into 27k after he checks (I cover by less than a thousand) he snaps with QQ and the river bricks.
Pretty boring from there, I get tons of nice hands preflop that always whiff the flop while someone else hits. Had Craig sweating me live which was nice because he never seemed panicked about how much I was chipping down, but I still couldn't hit. Then the fire alarm goes off and I go about 20 mins disconnecting and reconnecting, which didn't help. Then I got moved from a very weak table to a table with PokerSkiBum and Alex Kravchenko, missed flops for a couple hours, and it was gg wcoop. Did cash in 68th place for just over $1200, which I'm happy with given that it was only the second tourney I've ever played at the $215 level.
Probably gonna keep working primarily on my cash game play with the random Sunday Million here and there. Hopefully this tourney marks the end of my cash game downswing!