I 'll keep it short and sweet for this tourney trip report.
Rolled up to the bank and grabbed some cash, jumped back in my car and dodged the typical Vegas drivers all the way down Flamingo until I got to the valet.
Signed up, got seated and started the first hour with one decent hand (JJ vs. 33) that wiped out a tilter's last 3k in chips.
I blew a chance to get more value out of a hand by re-raising too much pre-flop with aces.
Flopped a nut flush and my 1/3rd pot bet scared off 3 calling stations who had no problems going to the river with a high card. Nothing on this hand.
6 and a half levels in, 3 and a half hours later, I find myself trying to bluff with an open-ended straight draw against a "never-folds" guy who has his mid-pair hold up. I was decimated a hand earlier with JJ by AKos when the ace hit the river.
Overall, I had a good experience playing and would play again at the Caesars Palace Poker Classic. The dealers were friendly, had a decent pace and seemed to know what they were doing. My only gripe about the tournament aside from not cashing was spending about 3 and a half hours with the biggest non-hangover headache that Tylenol couldn't cure.