01:35 Las Vegas Time: Bad news/good news: The bad news is that I went card-dead for the last four hours, and am down to 20,850 chips. The good news is that I have made it into Day 2 (Wednesday). Other than my being able to steal a few blinds, my only real action of the evening was an Ace-Queen off-suit in good position, which I raised 3x the blind. The big blind, an aggressive Scandinavian, called the raise, and the flop came Q-7-4 rainbow. He fired 3,000, and I raised to 7,000. He pushed all-in (about 10,000 over my raise). My best guess was that I had him, but it would have cost an additional 1/3 of my stack. He is quite capable of having called my pre-flop raise with something like Q-7 or Q-4 suited or 7-7 or even 4-4, all of which would have put him way in front, so I dropped.
BUT, making it to Day 2 with a diminished, but still playable, stack (35X the big blind) is super.