make one  mistake late in a tournament can be fatal.  You don't very many good hands that you're likely to be able to recover.  Why bother to take all the courses if you pay attention? I was on the bubble in the big blind with a free in. With pocket Kings flop came with looke like nothing (wrong). Thinking now i'm invicible I bet out and get called by one player. Turn still shows nothing but my opponent bets big and I think he's trying to push me off. Long story short is he has trip 9s and takes 3/4 of my stack. I never did recover but obvisiously I learned to remember my lessons. So off I go to try again.