Im gonna fucking hit something. 16th in the 11K. ARGGG! Fucking hate 16th. Came down to three hands. A9 vs A8.. A8 spikes an 8 on the river. Not heavy betting in the hand besides my pre-flop raise but he bet min on turn and river.. and it cost me about 20k of my 40k stack. I should have raised him off the hand wayyyyy before the river. He did have 175K though so who knows.
Second error in judgment was folding my AQ to 2 all-in before me. Now technically this might not be an error. I thought there was a good shot I was dominated. However I did need chips. The hands I was against were KJ and 88.. and I would have spiked an Ace to win the pot.
Finally I was getting desperate and called the CO jam with A2.. he had A9 and that was it for me. I really only had like 5BB left so whatever. I guess the AQ hand cost me a chance for the final table. Sucks. I play a hand like AK and flop a king and go out in 18th.. and I fold a hand like AQ and would have flopped an Ace and go out in 16th. I can never get it exactly right. Bah.