I did not think that I would make it this far. Dealt with crazy bad luck during the month, running over 200 buy-ins under expectation. It is very frustrating, given that I put so much time and effort into this and only made about $18 per hour (which would have been $40+ per hour if I ran at expectation).
There are currently 6 participants remaining in the Last Man Standing competition. Today, the rake requirement was $750. Tomorrow it is $1000. The placing money in the competition from here is as follows:
1 -- $5000
2 -- $3500
3 -- $2000
4 -- $1750
5 -- $1500
6 -- $1250
I almost quit the competition today for emotional reasons: frustration, self doubt, not wanting to have a worse month than I already have. But at this point, it is such positive expectation for me to keep going. And if my bad luck continues, so be it. I doubt my ability to rake that much in a single day, but I am going to die at my keyboard trying.