re: Poker & $25NL, QQ OOP raised on the turn
He was passive, and yes I was crushed... He'd hung on to 98s and caught two pair on the turn. Thanks for putting his action in that light, it's really helpful, I should be able to pick up on that in the future. I keep paying off the implied odds
I'm finding that I have to raise preflop to 4xBB +1BB for limpers in cash games, where in tourneys 3xBB seems to work just fine for most of the tourney. Again, just getting back into cash games now. Thanks for pointing that out, it's helped me a lot.
Betsizing and postflop play are weaknesses for me, especially OOP. After I raise preflop, I almost always (80% +) bet on the high side of half the pot, and on the low side of 2/3 the pot, postflop - I do this whether it's a c-bet or a value bet. Here, I thought I was value betting. On the turn, I almost always double the amount of the flop bet - again, I thought I was value betting, and wasn't thinking much about protecting the pot - other than the flush draw, I didn't think the board looked very dangerous. I bet a little more than double my postflop bet in this situation because I thought he had to have a 10 or a flush draw to call the postflop bet. If he has a 10, I wanted value - if he has a flush draw, I want him to fold.
I use this relatively consistent bet sizing to mask whether my hand is any good. I raise some speculative hands preflop depending on position, and I've been worried that I'd tip off whether my hand was speculative or not if I varied the postflop betting based on whether my hand was any good.
Any suggestions on what I should be thinking about here? What size raise would you be using postflop, and why? Both your comments are extremely helpful, thanks.