I have several bubble stories. The most recent happened Thursday night.
$10+1 Fixed Limit
I played good most of the tourny. When it got down to 12 players I had around 14k in chips. I got KQo in the BB. One raise to me and reraised. Head to head going to the flop. Flop QXX. I raised throughout and had top pair after the river. He turned over AA and now I'm down to 3k chips and crippled.
Why did I play it that way? My thoughts were this. He raised at the start and I put him on AK or jack's maybe 10's. He just called my raises through out and no reraises. Didn't put him on the set or 2 pair and felt my hand was the best.
Oh well I finished 11th one place out of the money. Did I learn anything? Not really, I would have played it the same way. The tournament is not gonna win itself.