Flopped straight busted.
First of all, I'm new around here I mostly play home games, bar poker, occasionally play @ casinos
when I get the chance (3 hours away).
I'm a decent player.. certainly not great. Trying to get better, hence coming here
Last weekend I ran into a nice game, .25/.50 NL $20 buyin 9 people playing. First buyin i got drawn out on a couple times and nothing was going right.. fell-back to a more tight/aggressive style, and was up to $75.
Okay on to the hand. I get dealt 58s (diamonds). Calls around the table to me.. I limp in (late position). Flop comes down 6d7d9s.
So, somehow i thought I was on SB so I try to lead out a $2. I quickly get shot evil eyes, and everyone checks to the player to my right.
This is the guy that has been drawing out on me. Catching runner-runner to make a straight against my set (pocket 8's, hit on the flop) earlier in the game. He's been slamming Rumple Minze (peppermint schnopps) all night long, and is in for $60 at this point. And for the past half hour or so, he's been bettin 5-10-15 at a time taking most pots down without showing however, some were played out with him having like J7 w/ 2nd pair
Despite the drunkness, he did seem like he knew what he was doing.
He bets $2 into me, I call. Next card up is 9c. He bets $20. I think he's just hit trips.. A9 or something, and I've been wanting revenge for his suck-outs... so without much hesitation I reach back and go all in $52 on top or something. He takes a couple minutes and then calls. He has 8T for the higher straight! No diamond for me on the river and I get busted.
So my questions are
a) did my attempted raise out-of-position on the flop tell him what I had?
b) is it possible that as drunk as he was.. he could still strategize enough to know to bet big into me on the turn, or was he so drunk he was trying to buy the pot with the nut straight?
c) general tips on flopping low-end of straight.. what to look for as signs that someone has the high-end
d) any other tips/insight/etc.. on my playing that you can provide based on what I've outlined above.