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[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH AKo -TPTK facing river donk bet

    • gonepoker
      Joined: 15.05.2009 Posts: 439
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (6 handed)

      BB ($38.82)
      UTG ($28.98)
      Hero (MP) ($63.89)
      CO ($51.02)
      Button ($50)
      SB ($33)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K, A
      1 fold, Hero bets $1.50, 2 folds, SB calls $1.25, 1 fold

      Flop: ($3.50) K, J, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50

      Turn: ($10.50) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $6, SB calls $6

      River: ($22.50) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $11, Hero raises $22, SB calls $10.75

      Total pot: $66

      Villain is totally unknown but based on his stack size I think we can assume he is fishy.
      My thought process: his leading on the flop is probably weak because he doesn't let me bet on the flop so I just called to induce more bluffs ant keep worse hands in his hands (Kx, Jx straight draws) as I thought he was checking turn so I that confirmed he doesn't have much so I didn't made turn bet too big. Surprisingly he called and he donks for 1/2 pot or 1/2 of his stack. It looked like some kind of blocking bet so I thought he must have some kind of one pair hand and min-raised to put him all in.
      Should I just call his river bet here or raising is ok?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello gonepoker,

      For the reason that he is kinda unknown I guess it's very thing value-raise there on river. Plus such line as he picked often times is a value-line which indicates that he has at least some kind of hand. And for conclusion I'd say that I'd rather just Call and let it be if it's a value, we also get a worthy note on him with what he picked such a line for future play.

      Best regards.