re: Poker & [10NL 9MAX] Bad luck?
Nothing new, but I'll toss in my 2 cents.
I have no problem with the call on the flop. When I flop a big hand like this, my aim is to use the flop to gauge the strength of my opponents, and use the turn to prime the pot so that I can get all the money in on the river.
If I had a read on the villain being an aggressive better, a check-raise would work. But, with no reads, I'd lead out on the turn with a healthy bet: 2/3 pot, or maybe more. That way, if he flat calls, we can get most of the money in on the river.
This is a good hand to post here. Even if you played this hand better, you would have still stood a good chance of losing. But winning and losing aren't all that important. As long as the bulk of the money goes in when you have the best hand, the profits will come naturally.