So i am in the money on a 0.10$+0.01$ MTT with M=5 and playing tightly waiting for a decent hand to shove. I'm UTG in this hand. I had a recent, won shove and decided to just call A⋄T⋄ since the game was passive enough and planning to shove if anyone shows aggression preflop.
SB (M=35) completed and
BB (M=16) checked. Quickly realized i had to shove
PF rather allowing the big stacks to come along.
BB raised the pot. I put him on any flop piece like
A2,K9, most of the time a pair on board and sometimes on complete air or perhaps a low pair like
66. I decided i have ~13 outs (9 flush cards + 3 aces + ~1 ten at most). Since my stack is only good for a shove here and my odds are close to coin-flip (poker stove shows i'm around
70% ahead here vs random hand) i take the chance and shove.
SB folds and
BB calls me with:
for middle pair. Pokerstove shows i'm around
55% ahead here. I'm behind
45% if he had paired the Q♥ Nevertheless i decided i'm around
Turn and River
BB wins with the
I know that i mostly lost the hand because i didn't shoved pre-flop given my lowly M but i'm mostly interested in this typical flop situation: A good
coin-flip nut draw + high cards vs
pair or air big stack's bet. I have the impression i made the correct shove (although i should go earlier) here and even if he calls me, i sense i have plenty of outs. This play is decided mostly on my short stack and big stack aggression vs short stacks. Do you think it's OK play?