I won my first SNG of the night, playing well. Got good cards, hit good boards, bet well, folded well, players called me or folded out of my way.
Next game, I finished 6th, then 9th. My fault.
Then this game. First hand, I’m on the BB and get 99. A few limpers come around to me, I bet the pot, 5BB raise. Get one call from the Button, and a re-raise from the SB. I call. I figure I might be up against a bigger pair, but we’ll see what the flop gives me. Flop is 495, I have a set and know I’m ahead of TT+, which is what I put my opponent on, and I’m ahead of any 2 Pair or smaller set, so I feel good. I’m expecting him to try to shove here, and sure enough, he shoves. I call. He has 67, shoved a OESD, and rivers the 3 for a straight to knock me out.
Nothing you can do about a hand like this, it’s a situation where calling the shove is absolutely called for.