This may be a little on the sleazy side, but I had to share this with people who would understand. I never play online tournaments; I mostly stick to 50NL cash games, but tonight I got a notification for a $5k guaranteed tournament and thought, "why not?" Now, I'm not crazy about the tournaments at Carbon because there's always a 1.5 hour late registration period, but it ended up paying off this time. Out of a field of 266 I made it down to heads-up and eventually took second due to a couple of bad beats. I was bummed at first, but I walked away with $1700 (!) which is absolutely my biggest cash to date. Brag over.