AA < AK What should I have done?

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pokerstars Game #15224834948: Tournament #77003923, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level II (15/30) - 2008/02/11 - 21:27:40 (ET)
Table '77003923 147' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: pokerRON101 (2590 in chips)
Seat 2: don9661 (385 in chips)
Seat 3: tonyinwyo (3015 in chips)
Seat 4: CattleQueen (3300 in chips)
Seat 5: Noa Stephan (2485 in chips)
Seat 6: cuposhutup (1155 in chips)
Seat 7: Hate_Burton (2795 in chips)
Seat 8: vuzim34 (1425 in chips)
Seat 9: jdwett (2560 in chips)
cuposhutup: posts small blind 15
Hate_Burton: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hate_Burton [Ah Ac]
vuzim34: folds
jdwett: folds
pokerRON101: folds
don9661: calls 30
tonyinwyo: calls 30
CattleQueen: folds
Noa Stephan: calls 30
cuposhutup: folds
cuposhutup said, "boy...friendly bunch"
Hate_Burton: raises 120 to 150
don9661: folds
tonyinwyo: calls 120
Noa Stephan: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3h Ts]
Hate_Burton: bets 250
tonyinwyo: calls 250
*** TURN *** [Qd 3h Ts] [Th]
Hate_Burton: bets 500
tonyinwyo: calls 500
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3h Ts Th] [Jc]
Hate_Burton: bets 500
tonyinwyo: raises 500 to 1000
Hate_Burton: calls 500
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tonyinwyo: shows [Kd Ad] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Hate_Burton: shows [Ah Ac] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
tonyinwyo collected 3875 from pot


I feel like I raised enough pre-flop and got just what I wanted in a single caller but where did I go wrong after that? Was a 2/3 pot bet not big enough on the flop, I don't think I could have called with AK there, maybe raised but not called. At the turn I know I bet a bit lite but was a little worried he called with something like AT or KT pre-flop, in the previous few hands he has shown less than premiums like A9 and called a large preflop raise. At the river I somewhat felt I was beat but just couldn't force myself to check and then there's no way I can fold for 500 more into a 3k pot. Also up to this point he had been raising all of his premium hands pre-flop. Did I play this wrong or just get unlucky?
 
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Try not to post the resuls of your hands - it makes for meaninful analysis if people reading don't know the result.

Pre-flop and the flop are fine.

I might've slowed down a bit after that - both the turn and river are ugly cards for us. There's a lot of hands we're still good against (AQ / KQ / KJ / other randoms) but a few that have overtaken us (AK / AT / KT / QT / JT / QQ / JJ / other random tens or silly lower straights). I'd probably try for a bit of pot control and to see a cheap showdown - throw in a check somewhere and see if your opponent checks behind.

Knowing the result, a check on the river might've saved you some money. Pretending I don't know the result, check-calling reasonable bets on the turn and river might've been a better approach.
 
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You did what you could...

I think you did what you could. I believe it's called the River for a reason :)
 
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looks like exactly how I'd have played it, he probably miscalculated he had 10 outs and got lucky
 
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I might have checked the turn also. The ten is a worry. Knowing the result however, he doesn't have it and only has a gutshot draw so he should really be folding here. Seeing as he doesn't however I would definately have checked the river.
 
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Thanks for the feed back, sorry about posting the results in the OP I'll try to remember not to do that next time.
 
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i wouldve raised to 180 pre-flop, 3BB + 1BB/limp. and i'd bet more on flop/turn - c/f river or block bet and call a minraise.
 
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Called your raise and called your bet on the flop. AA at this point is just a pair, You need to slow down. If that lets a loose 89 or K9 get a free river then so be it. The % of hands that you will see 89, K9 here are to small to worry about it. Now can you put the villian on AK EXACTLY? I know I can't. Can their range include AK, sure but it can also include QQ, TT and maybe even 33
 
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