Yeah, quickly skimming through your posts (tl;dr, sorry
), on one hand you say that you don't expect Mizzi to get out of line because of his double up card (see: flat-calling with 99), on the other you say that you check back because you think it's likely for him to spaz and you want to let him to hang himself (your words).
You also say that you don't feel like it's necessary to play big pots with your position, but then you opt to 3-bet A7.
Post-flop, I think you agree that a c-bet would be optimal, holding top trips is no spot to pot control (which your analysis seems to indicate) and if you c-bet all hands that miss, you clearly want to maximize value by betting.
I never had an intention of questioning your quite stellar tournament record, but this hand was just played really poorly and I think most poker players would agree. Your analysis which puts emphasis on tournament structure doesn't convince me, you seem to be negating yourself on a lot of points. But hey, Im no pro, so maybe I"m wrong.