Hey all, I have another interesting hand that I played this weekend which I'm hoping some of you may be able to help give me some advice. Game was a pretty standard 1/1 game, table was 8 handed, 3/4 regs and 4/5 drunk/fun players (including myself). Stacks are pretty shallow,average stack probably 60/80 and the game is very much relaxed,very chatty with it being the weekend before Xmas. So another drunk guy gets moved to my direct right, he buys in for 100 and immediately begins to be super aggro. I've seen this guy play before (sober) and he is actually very good so I know to be alert even though he was as drunk as a skunk lol. 3/4th hand in and I look over to our opponent who unintentionally flashes me both his cards whilst trying to look at them. I mention this too him, and the dealer hears me tell him this. 10 minutes later or so and the guy to his direct right also chirps up that he has seen both of his cards when he was looking that them. He was literally almost lifting them off the table to look at them.. dealer gives him a warning and says that it is his responsibly to protect his hand at all times. We carry on playing and it's folded round to the button. He raises to 4, and our friend to our right clear as day lifts up his hand and (unintentionally) shows me his hand. j7dd. It putts me in a tricky situation here as the guy has already exposed his hand twice and been warned by the dealer about it. I look down at QJcc and decide to see a flop. Flop comes 552cc and rather unexpectedly our opponent leads for 10. Again I'm not quite sure what to do here so I just flat call, original raiser gets out the way and we are heads up going to the turn. Turn is 8s, changes nothing, again he fires for 25. Now I literally know he has nothing but wtf am I supposed to do in this spot? I kind of wish I had said something pre flop but this cannot be my fault and the guy has been warned twice before about this. I decide to flat call, seriously hoping I hit my hand on the river. River comes the 10c, phew, predictably he ships in his remaining 55 or so and I call. His cards hit the muck and I scoop the pot. But the question is, what happens if the river is a complete blank, if he goes all in I surely can't call with Qhigh even though I know that it's good.. I guess I expect to get flamed here for not speaking up but I can't help but think that the golden rule of poker is, as the dealer pointed out, to protect your hand at all times. Thoughts guys?