re: Poker & Bad Fold? or...
I hate the way you played every single street here.
- Fold > Raise > Call preflop. A2 is a big danger hand to be playing if you don't hit 2 pair or better. Limping it in late position with a couple of limpers before you is fine, but in MP it's a pretty standard fold.
- Raise the flop, for two reasons. First, for information about the bettor's hand, and second to try and push the Sb and BB away from (or make them pay over the odds
for) any draw they might have.
- If you've called the flop, you HAVE TO CALL THE TURN HERE. The 6d isn't a scare card, it is unlikely to have helped your opponent. If you're going to fold if bet into unless you hit trips on the turn, you may as well just fold on the flop, as FP has said.
Essentially, you raise on the flop, he will most likely flat call, then you can control the betting afterwards as you can be pretty sure you're ahead and it's unlikely he'll bet into you on the turn or river.