I keep getting beaten with my strong hands like AA by weaker hands...what am I doing wrong?
I really want to get good at poker, I understand what hands to fold and which to play, but somehow I'm just drawn into these situations and lose, kicking myself afterwards.
This is a quick log of how my loss went down:
I have 500 in the pot, same as my opponent, this is a spin and go game
I'm holding AA and raise preflop, it gets called.
Flop comes KJ (both spades) and an 8 of some kind
I check, but my thought process is that I'll try and gain value on the river as I beat both of those pairs.
Turn comes deuce, and my opponent goes all in.
I call him and go All In, thinking my Aces would be good
He reveals 22 and wins pot.
Is that just unlucky or is there any way I can identify when someone is holding better than an AA?