Played a $1K guarantee on Cake. The overlay on their guarantee tournaments is usually decent; in the case of this particular tournament the buy-ins only paid 79% of the guarantee.
I made it up to 7K and first place in the tournament (from a starting stack of 3K) in about 20 hands, taking out two players with a Q
After getting knocked down a couple thousand I got too cautious. A K
Both blinds folded and the UTG caller matched the raise. It was A
It was another couple of spades—4
The big blind put that player all-in. UTG+3 called (with 4,200 behind) as did I, from the button (8,100 left). The small blind raised to 1,676. He was one of the two larger stacks at the table and had another 8,700. UTG+3 re-raised all-in to 4,464. I folded and the big stack called. It was A
I managed to get up to 16K with a set of queens against a pair of kings, but was knocked out the next hand in 30th place in a battle of pocket pairs. Minimum cash.