I played in this tournament (came in 2nd!) and thought I would report on the experience. Overall, I found the tournament to be very well organized. The good: - The tournament was held in a room separate from the casino. Nice and quiet with a good atmosphere (light music playing, a fireplace, tables and refreshments provided for the players waiting). - Friendly staff and dealers. - Each session was on time (to the minute) with plenty of slack just in case - Free breakfast for 2 and $30 in coupons which could be used as cash (for meals or whatever else you wanted). The not-so-good: - They announced a change to the starting bankroll for the accumulation round (from $5000, $25 min, $2000 max to $10000, $25 min, $2000 max) 5 minutes before the start of the first session, which didn't leave much time to reconsider strategy. - The tournament was, unfortunately, not full (104 out of a possible 126 players) so the prize money was proportionally reduced. The bizarre: - players were allowed to track chip counts using pen & paper. I found this out while playing the final table. Even so, 4 of the 6 remaining players still made bad bets on the final hand. Overall, I think other tournament organizers could learn from how this tournament was run. Though it was a medium sized event, it felt like playing in the big time. Hopefully it will fill up the next time (promised but no date yet).