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    I have running bad for at least 6 sessions. Took three weeks off and decided last night to play.
    1/3 NL live at my local casino. Things were looking up won a couple small pots playing tight and position when I looked down in the small blind at QQ.
    there were four callers and I raised to 15.00 pre flop.
    Flop was 6,8,10 rainbow.
    I made it 35.00 three callers
    Turn was a 4. I made it 35.00 again and was raised to 50.00. I called
    River was a 7 one player checked and the other went all in for 125.00. I figured there was no flush , maybe a straight but since it was the best hand I had seen all night I figured the odds were good to call. I called. I lost the hand to 6-8 of clubs. I will take criticism as to what if anything I did wrong. My only thoughts are that since this was my local casino the person knew my play and figured me for a big pocket pair.

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    Hi Stinger,

    Firstly, welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to hear that you're running bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger View Post
    There were four callers and I raised to 15.00 pre flop. Flop was 6,8,10 rainbow. I made it 35.00 three callers Turn was a 4. I made it 35.00 again and was raised to 50.00.
    The same bet size on the turn as the flop is a classic sign of weakness. Your thinking here was probably something along the lines of 'I know I should bet, but I don't really want to', hence the weak bet. I don't quite understand how your could be re-raised to 50 though, unless that player was all-in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger View Post
    River was a 7 one player checked and the other went all in for 125.00. I figured there was no flush , maybe a straight but since it was the best hand I had seen all night I figured the odds were good to call.
    I don't know what the odds were as I can't quite work out the pot size. It seems like a fairly decent pot, although it also looks like you're well beaten on that board. But the 'it was the best hand I had seen all night' should not come into the equation. You need to be putting your opponent on a range of hands and thinking in terms of expected value to determine whether it's a call that will be profitable in the long run.

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    I agree in looking back I should have bet stronger but the straight was hovering in the back of my mind. I have a real problem at my local casino. The tables are always the same regulars and they seem to have a line on how I play. I am sure the caller put me on a big pocket pair and after getting two pair on the flop was not going any where. I should not have called the all in bet. Hindsight is 20/20, but the caller was super aggressive so I felt that he would call with a pair of tens. WRONG

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    The possible straight was obvious and you did only have a pair, so I agree with you. The question is.... was it a profitable call in the long run? How often are you going to be ahead in that spot? I don't know the answer to that, but it's something you should've been thinking about. After all, you know these guys and how they play.

    It sounds like you need to mix up your play a bit more to thwart the regs. Also pay close attention to your bet sizing... keep it consistent and don't base it on the strength of your holding, like it seems you did in the above hand.

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