66 vs. 76s my full house lost

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He seemed like a positional loose aggressive player. I was hoping he had overcards or an overpair so I could flop a set and stack him. I think my image was loose as I would raise in position with marginal hands and either take the blinds down or occasionally get re-popped.

He raised on the button and I had 66s. I called. I hit my set, but the flop was scary with straight, flush, straight flush draws. I checked hoping to just call and see a cheap turn card. He bet out about 2/3rd's of the pot which I called. The turn brought my worst nightmare into a reality. With the 7c, any 9 could give him a straight, any two clubs would give him a flush. There was also the straight flush draw, but it was highly unlikely. I checked the hand history and noticed that he liked to play Ax-suited for the nut flush. I didn't really consider the possibility of him having a higher set, but it was possible. Anyways I checked the turn knowing he would most likely throw out a medium sized bet in which I would call to cheaply see a river card. If the board pairs my full house will be nicely concealed and I could stack him. He bets about 1/2 the pot and I call.

The 7's pair on the river giving me a low full house. I'm putting him on either a straight or a flush. I bet 1/4 of the pot, $4 into a $12 pot. I figure throwing out what looks like blocking bet here will get him to raise me, allowing me to get all in chips in inconspicuously. He goes into the thinking tank and raises like I expected. I think, finally shove, he calls and turns over 78s for a higher full house.

Any thoughts on how I played this hand?

Stacks:

* BB with $30.50
* UTG with $29.50
* PiS.Juliam with $50.00
* BTN with $44.05
* SB with $31.70

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Blinds: $0.00/$0.00
Site: pokerstars
* * Dealt to UTG:6♦ 6♥
* * Sklansky group 6
Preflop: Hero calls [$0.25]
* * 1 players fold.
BTN raises $1 to $1.25
* * 2 players fold.
Hero calls [$1]
* * Total folds this street: 3
* * Potsize: $2.85
Flop: 8♣ 6♠ 10♣ Hero: checks BTN bets [$2] Hero calls [$2]
* * Potsize: $6.85
Turn: 7♣ Hero: checks BTN bets [$3.50] Hero calls [$3.50]
* * Potsize: $13.85
River: 7♦ Hero bets [$4] BTN raises $10 to $14 Hero raises $8.75 to $22.75 [ all-in ] BTN calls [$8.75]
Results:
* * Hero shows a full house, Sixes full of Sevens: 6♦ 6♥
* * BTN shows a full house, Sevens full of Eights: 7♥ 8♥ BTN collected $57.35 from pot

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I could have played more aggressively on the flop. Maybe I could have thrown out a pot sized bet. I probably would have gotten him off the hand. This would also give him a chance to raise my flop bet. Which is what I definitely didn't want to give him a chance to do.

I could have checked raised him on the flop maybe 3.5 - 4x his flop bet. I think for sure he would have folded. My checking allows him the possibility of seeing a free card and there's the straight flush draw.

Well I guess I don't want him drawing out, and I'm not sure if he had made the straight or had the higher set. So I guess I should have made a pot-sized bet on the flop to give me a feel of his hand strength and possibly take the pot down right there.
 
WVHillbilly

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I don't like the way you played it (check-calling flop and turn) but even if you had bet the outcome wouldn't have changed. I hate the checking the set on a coordinated board after the flop. Why no check-raise on flop or turn? Get the $$ in the middle while you're ahead. If he had been chasing the straight or flush you would have certainly let him get there cheaply enough.
 
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Thanks for looking at the hand. In the future when I hit a coordinated board like that and have a set, I'm going to definitely try to take it down before the person catches up. I have to tighten up the way I play sets. I'll play the sets slower on uncoordinated boards.
 
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I probably would have gotten him off the hand. This would also give him a chance to raise my flop bet.
This kind of thinking is SOOOO results oriented. On the flop, your opponent had 4 outs. On the river, he had 8. This means he roughly has a 5:1 shot at catching up on the turn.

If we bet, and give him pot odds of 3:1 or worse, we make money when he calls. He was putting money in the pot when he was behind, and this was a good thing.

However, I agree with WVHillBilly that you need to take the lead on this flop. There are a ton of hands that we don't want to give free cards to, and we'd like to give him the opportunity to raise us so we can play for a big pot.
 
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That flop is draw heavy so I would have reraised on the flop. The turn play was fine. It's a VERY dangerous board at this point so slowing down here is a wise move.

Honestly, it's a bad beat and your opponent got extremely lucky.
 
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Thanks for your input everyone. I had a similar situation today. I didn't make the same mistake though. I think I've learned my lesson. I think I've been trying to win too many HUGE pots and taking huge risks by doing this.

Thanks again.
 
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