re: Poker & I'm thinking I got lucky with A,K holding after 6 calls.
Your PF bet is perfect, even for a loose table. Any more and you never get callers, any less and you're asking everyone to call. The problem, particularly in live games, is that once the two on your left call, evryone is going to - the concept of "priced in for pot odds
" is a rampant misconception in a casino.
your flop bet is signalling a buy out, not a best hand. I would suggest a little less - between 60 to 75 - so that its not as obvious. Still, I see your logic. I'm actually willing to bet at least one person hit the 6 or the 3, but your bet was big enough to scare off the lesser pairs, so maybe 100 was best anyway.
As to what he called with - I'm gonna take a guess at AQ. If he thinks you have a pair, he may think he has the odds to call hoping to hit a higher pair (he doesn't, but I see this a fair amount at the casinos
I play). If he thinks you're bluffing, he's got A-high Q-second, which is worth calling a bluffer with. It would also explain the very depressed muck at the end.
Either way - I think you played this well.