re: Poker & How would you bet this hand.
Like everyone else has said and will prolly continue to say, mini-Raising with 99 when your down to 6 is not the optimal play. Depending on your style you will need to either Limp or raise 3xBB+. The problem you faced (and what prolly forced you to throw out that mini-Raise)
is that you were UTG and the entire table had yet to act. So your thinking goes along these lines...
"If I make a big PFR and someone comes over the top of me, I'm in trouble because I don't know if I'm up against a Bigger PP or something like AK or AQ."
As result you make a mistake and you ended up giving everyone odds
to call (case in point, the BB was able to call with J3s because everyone else called and he prolly had 4-to-1 odds or better and he was already half investeded with his Blind)
. Moreover, you found yourself frozen out when over-cards fell on the Flop.
The key here is that your 6-handed and even moderately strong starting hands increase in value, so your 99 had a higher probability of being the best hand Pre-Flop. This is where you need to decide to either Limp in and hope to hit a set (but be prepared to Fold if Over Cards drop)
, or Raise it up to 4xBB+ in hopes of taking it down Pre-Flop.
Where did you finish in the Tourney?