Hi - There is a lot of trapping in online poker games
. You don't see it as much in live play. I don't know if they are timid players or just enjoy trapping. I personally love to trap.
If the flop came out heart, heart, heart, and I don't have the ACE, I know someone has the flush and usually the ACE. That's just the way ONLINE poker works. You don't see that a lot in live play.
Don't know why the difference. But anyway, you played it as you should but he had the better hand. Lots of online poker players play suited connectors. I love to watch a hand go to the river with lots of callers just to see what they are playing. Most times they are hands I would fold. But it sure gives me a read on the players.