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At the very 1st hand of the tourney..early bluff's
You only beats bluff, so yes it is a hero call, but its not that many hands he can have here. Because most of the pairs he will check on the river. So you are afraid of two pairs, sets or AK/AA. This is a freeroll as well, so there are many players who are bluffing.
But I donīt like the call pre, it is to early in the tourney, and not worth calling with 107 (even in position). When you do call, I would have raised the flop, just to narrow his range.
This was not a hero call. A hero call requires a read or at least picking up on the betting patterns of an opponent. This being the first hand of the tournament, you would have no information on the player at all. After getting involved preflop, it seems that you had decided you were just going to call down if you hit top pair no matter what.
It was just poor play combined with luck and an opponent who was willing to triple barrel with air.
First of all you shouldn't call pre-flop, rest is just a lucky flip coin between bluffing opponent and c-bet, and this time it gave you some chips. Highly unrecommended to call with T7s on a 2,5BB bet even on a button.
Sorry, but I think both players went wrong. The villain was not bluffing, but waiting for a card against a calling station, a bad decision. The hero paying following bets with a weak hand. When you hit the TT, you should 3bet. There was a a good chance of your opponent hit a top pair after the turn, and in position, you should take the action for you.