"If the cards were face up and villain knew that BTN was going to fold some of the arguments above may have some merit but come on calling PR's push blind with BTN to act afterwards as well with JTo? "
maybe he wasn't as much of a fish as you assume and it was a good read? (we'll never know) but, against any underpair and almost any no pair hand it was a decent call and maybe after playing a while at that table he knew BTN would fold and figured the overlay was enough to justify the call conisdering the range of hands a short stack taking a shot could have. if he was wrong and BTN did call, J/10 isn't the worst hand in the world to take up against a guy who could double you up(i doubt he was a more than a 10-1 dog to BTN so how could the call be so bad?) i guess i'm just used to loose commerce games and though i personally wouldn't make that move without a strong read, i don't see it as "awfull" - just gambling. its also good for his image and will get him action on later rounds (it works - this whole forum thinks he's retarded).
"PR if the guy was such a fish and you knew you'd be a coin flip at best if someone called your 33, why didn't you wait until a better spot to take the guy's money?"
exactly. that is more the kind of move i'd make against a tight player who would lay down many hands to a short stack all in. against a guy you know will call with a wide range of hands why put youself in a coinflip situation (AT BEST unless he had 2's) when you can get the same action later on with better odds.
those things happen all the time when you have only about 10% of the average stack on the table. one advantage of a short is getting lots of action. thats also a one of its disadvatages.