Another trip, another few lessons learned. The first of which is that I'm not wearing shorts next time. Man did they have the AC amped in the new Foxwoods' poker room. How bad? When I walked out of the casino (after busting out) into the early afternoon my glasses fogged over. Explains why I was shivering.
I have no complaints on my play, think I over paid on one hand and that loss cost me the rest of the tournament. The two hands I ended up going all-in with while short stacked were, of all things, pocket Queens!
The first time all-in I had the guy, unfortunately, the poker gods weren't smiling on me. The community cards came up, A-3-5-4-2... and the entire table, myself included, laughed.
Second time, the guy who called me was priced in. At 150/300 with 25 ante my "450" wasn't enough to scare anyone away. His K-4 didn't catch one, but two Kings (the turn and river) and I was out. Not sure on where I placed in this one, was a lot harder to 'see' the tournament and I was ready to go after the bad beats with the Queens.
There's always next time.