Play smart in hour one, rack up a huge chip lead in hour two and hit the final table with about 9K in chips. Feel very good about banana #4 sitting on a 50BB stack.
Win like one hand in 40 minutes in the worst carddead stretch I've had in a MTT in a LOOOONG time and spew half my stack when I have to raise/fold to shoves preflop over and over.
Finally jam AKs over a raise, AT calls, and I hold - very next hand openraise AhQh, have KhJh shove into me and hit a six outer. Big difference at that stage between 11K and 5K.
Sit on the bubble, decide to repop a raiser with AJo from the blinds for 20BB effective and have him snap shove with AQo. I don't spike.
Shove 66 for my last 1BB into 65s and 44. Have the third best hand by the river. 6/33.
Probably going to watch someone else get a fourth banana before me - so tilted right now b/c I run bad, then play worse in a spot where I didn't need to try to pick someone off. Just stupid.
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