I'm just going to tell my story to get it off my mind and thought this would be a decent place for it. I'm sure this has happened to a lot of people and you will understand where I'm coming from and the gut feeling you get when this happens both good and bad. I have been avoiding the casino poker rooms for a while because I went on tilt hardcore last time I played. I have been playing home games and online with no issues and been playing well. So I'm thinking about grabbing a couple hundred and going back to the casino. I just watched Rounders tonight so I'm once again in a big poker mood!! My last hand at the casino was a combination of a bad read but playing the odds. My night started with me buying in for 100$ and playing tight/aggressive. I think I played maybe 2 of my first 20 hands or so. So after watching the people at the table and picking out a couple targets I start to free up a little and seeing more flops. I build my chip stack up to around 350$ in about an hour and I'm feeling pretty good. I'm making great reads and just feel like the cards are in my favor. So I'm playing and I look down at AA I'm in the BB position. 1 person is still in when it gets to me so I raise double the BB just to see if he stays in. He calls with no hesitation. I instantly put him on AK as my gut feeling. Flop comes out 7 2 K. He bets small and I feel that he is trying to get a feeler on what I got. Knowing I have an over pair and thinking he needed the K. I raise he pushes me all in. This is where I sit to think before I play. The last 2 times he has done this exact play he had nothing of value and lost when he got called. I feel he might be on tilt trying to get his money back. I look at my bullets again then the board thinking about the odds of him catching running cards for a straight or flush. Who would call a double BB preflop with 72 or k2/k7. I call and flip over my AA. He says "wow I had you on AK not Aces.". My response, "I also had you on AK what you got." He smiles and flips over KK. I cannot remember the next 2 cards as I just looked at the table blankly in hopes an A would magically appear. It didn't. I bought back in for 100$ but I was on tilt like nobody's business. I stopped playing poker for a small stretch like a week or so but it was home games and online. I'm thinking my next days off its time to head back up to the casino and see how it treats me... Thanks for reading and it feels better to share the story with people that know the feeling than people that just say, "wow you lost how much in 1 hand?"