Originally Posted by spand42
We need to know UTG's stack size - that makes a huge difference to the bubble. Also need to know the prize jumps to know how significant a bubble this is.
Sounds like everyone has pretty similar stack sizes. SB is the small stack with 25k, and BB is the big stack with 27k, so UTG must be somewhere between those two numbers.
Hero's line is tolerable, thought there's an argument for shoving right away from UTG+1 (aka Button, no?). If Hero's 7k opener isn't folding to greater aggression from the blinds, why give them a chance to try to seize the initiative? You'd probably end up with the same outcome if you shoved right away, but there's a faint chance SB would have respected your shove more.
In a situation like this, it's not clear you could fold your way into third place. If there were a short stack with 3BB or less, then it would be more complicated. In this case, you don't have forever to make a move, and you picked an okay time to do so.
Sorry it didn't work out. Don't get too results oriented. If you won the coin flip, you probably would have won the tournament and would be proud of your courage in taking it to the mat.