Pechanga runs a series of 'open' tournaments with guaranteed prize pools. I played one last night. Starting player count was 302... I final tabled (my third final table in my last 4 tournaments there; Pechanga really is good to me in that respect), busted 7th when I went completely card dead and kept running into hands.
Nothing really big to note for the tournament. I got lucky once with AQ vs KK on a Q-high rainbow flop, rivering an A. That's the only time, other than my last hand, that I ever got my money in when I was a big dog.
7th paid out $1290, so not bad for $100 buy-in
I'm trying another one today... slightly higher buy-in, but the field should be about the same. Wish me luck