[NL2-NL10] 3-bet AKo called and donked on 9xx flop

    • Elroch
      Joined: 08.02.2011 Posts: 150
      I suppose villain had either an overpair or a set, but the bet is a strange size (and a check might be more profitable than his donk. This suggests to me that the better does not want to see a bet). Any ideas?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K.
      2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.06, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.39) 9, 3, 7 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.11, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.39.
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Elroch,

      Against his stack I'd just raise preflop him all-in and that's it. Postflop you can still even consider Calling for the given odds, he may easily even have worse. :D

      And you need only like 19% equity there and for example:

      Board: 9:diamond: 3:spade: 7:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    23.94%  23.94%   0.00% { AdKc }
      UTG+1  76.06%  76.06%   0.00% { TT }

      So therefore I am still Calling on flop.

      Best regards.
    • Elroch
      Joined: 08.02.2011 Posts: 150
      I simply missed the idea of betting big enough to put him all-in preflop - not often an opponent is that short-stacked. This would avoid the decision on the flop. And the reason for his flop bet size should have been blindingly obvious to me ...

      I see now it would only be appropriate to fold the flop bet if his range for the flop bet is dominated by sets (which it is not) I am surprised at how badly I played quite a simple hand on this occasion! But really very instructive. :)