Betting out draws.
I am mostly an online MTT SNG player. But I was locked out so I have picked up live cash games. I don't have a huge bank roll so I am sitting at 1 2 NLH games. I am looking to fix the leaks in my cash game. Understand I have only had about 8 sessions since I took about a year off from playing cash/ring games. So the sample size of this is small. Nevertheless, when ever I see what seems to be a pattern in my game I think it is a leak and leaks need to be fixed. Todays example:
I start the hand with about $90in chips, Blinds $1 and $2. UTG+1 calls, folds to me in the cut off. I look down at AKs, raise to $11. BB and UTG+1 call. Flop is 2 K 6 rainbow, and checked to me. With everyone checking to me I am thinking, I would love to take the pot down now, but if I get a call I wouldn't mind, but advertising that I am commiting myself to this hand. So I make $35 bet, a little bigger than the pot. BB calls, the BB+3 folds. Trun come 4h, BB checks, and as advertised I go all-in for the about $40 in chips I have left. BB calls and shows down a 5 3o.
Looking back on the hand, I could have gone all-in on the flop, and took the $34, which would have added about 33% to my stack. But as the cards were (and I am not a math major so these numbers might be off) I was an 82% fav to win the hand, which is about 4.5 to 1. Which doesn't give the BB the right pot odds
to call, I am not sure how implied odd are calculated but I am not sure the he had the right implied odds to call. I have noticed that the previose losing cash/ring sessions that I have had I am usually stacking off to someone on a draw that hits. So is there a way to aviod this, or should I just chalk it up as apart of poker and let it go?