Turns out, I was so busy kibitzing with LightningDuck (who was out of the hand), I missed the change from razz to limit stud. My opponent's hand had a high pair. I went from being the big chip leader to being in the low middle of the pack.
I made the exact same mistake in the second tournament, but fortunately after I made my third street call, LightningDuck typed "this isn't razz anymore". Whew. "I know", I lied back.
Also, I started bonus grinding at CasinoOnNet on Tuesday night. Ive been avoiding it, even though every bonus hunting site recommends it. The WR is a non-sticky 100% $200 bonus with a WR of 50 x bonus (which makes it equivalent to the 25x bonus+deposit you'd find at other sites). I deposited $200, got $200 more in bonus, and started into the $10,000 WR at $2 a hand, three hands at a time.
Even worse, their software was painfully slow. On a fast site, I can play somewhere around five rounds a minute. Here, each round took at least 30-40 seconds.
Tuesday night, I ended at the WR$1076 level, with $377 left.
Wednesday night, I ended at the WR$2000 level, with $390 left.
Last night, I lost my patience, played $5 a hand instead of $2 a hand, and at WR$3755, was down to $195. Unlike most sites, they confirmed that I could withdraw my original deposit of $195, so I did so.
Casino On Net: 100% $200 bonus: -$5
Something-out-of-nothing to date: $4,375