The preflop play here is pretty interesting, once you get through all of the limping.
I like the open from Mindreader with 9’s in the small blind. Sizing is large, but reasonable - he’ll be out of position after the flop, 9’s are a really strong hand to start but will be in a tough spot on most boards, and there are a lot of limpers to drive out.
I also don’t mind the jam by Oklahoma. Other players have displayed a lot of weakness, and most limping ranges will need to fold to such a large 3-bet. With a smaller 3-bet, it would leave him with an awkward stack size behind. Mindreader may be trying to make a play at the pot with a weak ace or suited broadway hand that should fold, and if he’s holding a low-to-medium pocket pair, he might decide to fold those too.
Requiem’s call… is pretty bad. I could maybe understand limping to set-mine on the first time around. However, facing a 3-bet, a pair of 3’s is a coin flip against overcards at best. More likely, he’s facing a higher pocket pair or two, and will be drawing very thin. This should’ve been a fold.
nikedu has to be pretty happy at this point. Trivial all-in. That said, by the end of the preflop action, he’s going to have just 44% equity - better than all the other hands, but it’s never fun to have less than a 50% chance of winning a hand when all the chips are in the middle.
With Jacks, needing to call for my tournament life facing a few jams, I think I’d fold. Not happy about it, but even if I’ve got the best pocket pair out of the folks I’m up against, I’d be somewhere around 50% to get knocked out of the tourney.
Ditto in Mindreader’s spot the last time around, with nines. Let it go, and live to bet at another pot.
Fun hand to analyze!