Cooler or reverse implied odds?
9 handed sng
Hero(t1488) limps from MP1 w/9sTs.
Before anyone says "why the hell are you limping from MP1?!?!!? Suited connectors are for multi way pots in LATE position!! Someone could have raised and pushed you off the hand!"
Play is generally passive and limpy at these levels so whether I limp from EP or LP, I'm not too concerned about getting raised and there are already 2 people in the pot. If more limp behind(which I often expect), even better. If I completely miss the flop, I'm glad to easily get away from my hand with minimal investment.
Flop: Js Qc Qh
UTG+1 min donkbets for t30 making the pot t225
Hero calls(7to1 with an open ended straight draw and backdoor flush. Deal!)
BB and UTG call as well making the pot t285
Hero bets t160(Lets extract value from all those Qx and Jx hands that feel comfortable)
Hero bets 400
Villain shows Qs8d(Queens full of eights)
When villain shoved, I knew he had a queen. AQ, KQ, QT, or any Qx would play like this. If he had a higher flush, so be it. Did I get unlucky that he happened to hit his boat or did I put myself in an unnecessary, marginal situation early in the tournament?