We had our fourth li'l homegame NLTHE tournament yesterday. Much fun and a few beers was had by all, we even had a "guest" player aside from the regular crew. Five players, could have been seven. Maybe next time.
As usual, a few hands that induced groans of pain, most memorable was the flopped flush going all-in out of necessity and being beat by a riverred aces full of kings. And some hands where neither player wanted to back off, bets are rising and at the showdown "So you have an ace and a jack as hole cards. Me too.". Split pot.
How did I fare? In the three earlier tournaments I consistently placed second, but now I finished fourth out of five. But I didn't make a rebuy, which three others did.
Once again, if you want to run a small poker tournament (4-40 players) and have a Windows computer, I can very much recommend the software The Tournament Director.