I'd say good news. Isn't that tournament one where you have to finish 1st out of like 4000 to win? Not worth spoiling a good time over. seeing that considering the prize pool and number of entrants you are only statistically giving up about two dollars.
I agree -- how many times have I been bored so I sign up for some $2 mega-tourney, waste 5 hours of my life and win $20? And god forbid if I should just sit out and walk away -- no way can I just give up on my big investment!
/so stupid sometimes.
I've come to the conclusion that I hate huge NLHE tournaments. Even though they offer the chance to win upwards of a grand for a 2 or 3 dollar investment they just aren't worth the time. As a matter of hourly win rate they suck as I could do better in the long run playing .25/.50, with far less aggrevation.
After how I played in the WCOOP pot limit omaha event I also suspect these tournaments are screwing up my play, seeing that they are full of people that can't lay down a hand at gunpoint. I've become very passive, which helps against maniacs who never fold, but that is very bad against better players. I tighted my way to a nervy 100th or so in the WCOOP, and upon reflection and study of some hand histories found that I passed on at least 4 obvious bluffs that would have put me in decent chip position.
Like when I held JT97 rainbow on the button, limped in and saw a flop of 86Q all hearts. One player bets the minimum, all fold to me and I decide to raise to see what the deal is, so I raise the pot, which is called. I put him on a small flush based on his earlier play. Turn is a 2, and we check, which further confirms my read. River pairs the board, and the other guy checks. At this point I have just set up an excellent bluff as a pot sized bet just screams full house given how I played the hand, and if my read is correct he just has a baby flush and can't possibly call, seeing as the pot is about 4K and we each have about 6k left. Like a complete wuss I check without really stopping to think and lose to his 23KK, with the two and three of hearts making the smallest possible flush.
That sort of play would be somewhat smart against awful holdem players early in a $3 tourney, but 3 hours into a large buy-in omaha event that was just stupid. I need my instincts back, dammit! I can't suck this bad!!
So I'm retiring from massive online NLHE tourneys. They are killing me.