I'm new to online poker and feel as though I've gotten extremely unlucky (examples at the bottom but more of a rant so it can be ignored). However, at the same time, I feel as though I'm not making the correct laydowns. Help on this matter would be appreciated.
I've primarily been playing .05/.10 $3 Cap NL just to make sure I don't lose money too fast (I'm starting out with $50).
I have JJ and raise 3x bb on the button. One other person calls me. Flop was 10 5 2. They check, I raise half the pot, they call. Turn is a 4. They check, I raise half the pot again, and get called. River is a 7, they raise me like a fifth of the pot. I think about raising but I just call and they show TT.
I figured TT was the only hand that could beat me but I've run into a few similar situations where I force the action, they just call, and then they have the nuts. What do I do in situations like this where it looks like I have the best hand?
The unluckiness is basically because of the 15 or so hands I've bet into the pot with the maximum ($3 or someone went all in), I've won a total of 3 hands (0 coin flips), and I remember 4 hands where I was way ahead only to lose on the river (and 2-3 more, I just can't remember the hands). I can't see how I possibly do anything different to avoid the loss but if someone see's something, let me know!
Examples (from not so bad to really bad):
1.) Someone raises with 77, I reraise with KK, he goes all in, I call. He flops quads and I lose (just one of those wow quad stories, I don't remember much else)
2.) Player A checks, I have AA and raise 3x bb in late position. Player A calls. Flop was ? 4 7. A raises, I reraise, A goes all in, I call. He shows A7o and spikes a 7 on the turn.
3.) I have AKo on the button and raise 3x bb. Player B is big blind and re raises me 6x bb and I call. Flop is A 7 3. B goes all and I call. B shows AJ and river is a J.
4.) I have J9 in the big blind. Player C raises the minimum in the small blind and I call along with one other person. Flop is Q 8 4. C checks, I raise the minimum trying to steal and C calls (other person folds). Turn is a 10 and C raises the pot, I reraise the pot and C goes all in and I call. He shows Q 8 and hits a Q on the river.