Bad Play, Bad Beat, or Both?
I've been playing a live cash game with a few friends and usually fare pretty well, but at the last game, I suffered what I'm calling a bad beat, but one of my friends says I played the hand badly. Offer some analysis, if you'd like.
6 players. PL Hold 'Em. Blinds were $.25/$.50, and stacks are anywhere from $10 to $60.
I'm on the small blind.
Under the gun calls the blind. Fold around to me. I check. Big Blind raises pot. Under the gun calls. I'm holding KcKd. I raise pot. And the reason I raise pot is because the person on the Big Blind had been raising and/or calling preflop raises literally EVERY hand. Bb calls. Under the gun reraises all-in. I know I have him covered by far, but I really wanted to get the Bb off the hand, so I reraise (I'm not even sure this was legal). So I end up reraising pot again. I think that was $20 bet. Bb calls my bet.
Flop comes 9d 2c 6c. Bb doesn't show any signs of being too happy about the flop, so I go all-in. Bb calls. The bet pot was something like $30-35. Bb calls. I was worried I made a horrible read. Under the gun shows Ks9h. As I said, I have KcKd. Bb shows AcKh.
I'm worried an ace will come, but I think I've made the right move BY FAR. Turn comes 8c. River comes 5c and I lose to a runner-runner flush.
"You call those bets with K9...and you did with AK?" I said.
Looking back, I think I overbet, but I felt like I had to to protect my hand versus a person who seemed to be playing extremely loose. He said he thought I had a pair that hand and he still wanted to call with AK, thinking he would hit an ace or a king. The guy with K9 says he put me on a low pair and wanted to reload anyway, so he took a shot.
I think they were both retarded for calling me, and I had established somewhat of a tight presence. I bet up AA earlier in the game and I also bet up JJ. I figured that it would be better to bet these hands up and protect them than to have to worry about a bad beat, but I feel like it came anyway.
A long story, but I would LOVE some feedback. I'm hosting a game again in two weeks and I want to think about how to play against this loose luckbag. First thing I will do is sit to his left . Whatcha think folks? THANKS!