Some help here, might have a huge leak in my game.
I was just at a cash game, (.10/.25) sat down with $25, chipped my way up to $50, and then get dealt 10-10, 5-handed, on the button.
I raise to $1.25, get a caller, flop comes up Q K 8 -- The kid bets more than the pot, I've got a feel for how this kid plays.. I'm thinking "He's either got an A8 or a weak K or Q".
So I re-raise, he calls.. bets out again on the turn, which is a blank, I raise, he goes all in for $5 more, by this point I'm pot comited to call... He ended up having K-4, I was absolutely right -- but it didn't matter he had me beat, and even though he's a donk for calling the bet pre-flop, and calling the raises post-flop -- I really didn't need to get involved in the pot... when he raised post-flop I should have just folded... right? Even though I KNOW he has a weak hand.
My image on the table was good. I had only been involved in hands holding A-10s or better, and only showed top-10 hands at show down, and was winner of all of them.
This kid had made a bunch of bad plays - including one where the flop came up J-8-3, he bet $3 into a pot of $2.25 and at show down (called all of my raises in between) he had Q-8. I saw him make another play like this with someone else with a similar hand.
... Should I have just folded after the flop when he bet, even though I had that tell?...
... or am I right and I should go off of my tells
.... or maybe I'm kind of right but I shouldn't go after it in $2.75 pots.