I stayed around the chip lead for much of the tournament but one misstep cost me a chance at the money. I had played the entire tournament with one thing in mind, my starting hand had to have both a good hi hand draw as well as a good low hand draw, my focus was to only play pots that I could scoop.
I maintained that until the faithful hand that sent me packing. I was in the BB when I was dealt Kh,7h,7c,8c. No low draw so I would have folded this hand usually, but being in the big blind, with a pair, double suited, possible straight flush draw mmmmmmm and what else. Well anyway you know I played the hand or I would not be crying like this in public. In classic fashion there are two hearts on the flop, a small bet is made, I make my flush on the turn, I bet, he bets and Im all in. He turns over not only the nutt flush but the nutt low with the A2 of hearts.
What this taught me is to not change my strategy because I am in the BB, in any other position I would have folded that hand and more than likely made the money.
All it takes is one misstep when you are walking through a mine field and you go BOOM!