In poker you have good days and bad days. Today was a bad day.
Early in the tournament, I get pocket aces, and I do my usual small raise on pre-flop, and again on the turn. On the river I face a bett of 500 (blinds at 50-100). There's a 8, 10, and Jack on the board, for a possible straight if she's holding Q-9. No possible flush. So I push all in, she snap calls, and turns over her Q-9. My aces were cracked.
But I'm still in the tournament because she had a smaller stack.
A little later, I'm fairly short stacked and the break is coming up (last chance to buy in again). So I push all in with a hand I would normally play more tightly: K-J off suit. I get called by a guy with pocket 8's. The flop gives me a flush draw of clubs, but it also gives him a third 8. No flush on the turn, and the fourth 8 comes on the river, so I'm taken down by quads.
I buy back in. A fresh start. I make it past the break, and then comes another blow....
I have pocket Kings, and there is decent sized bet in front of me, so I push all in to try to steal it. He calls, and turns over A-K. Ace on the turn. Blammo. My stack goes from average size to only 1BB left.
Its hail Mary time. I push all in on a couple decent hands and get lucky, working back up to a 4BB stack.
But I still have to keep the heat on, so one more time I push all in with pocket 3's. I have one caller who turns over A-10. Again an Ace comes, and this time I am dead for good.