[NL2-NL10] NL-2 TT flop donk and 1/2 pot turn bet

    • Dback357
      Dback357
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160
      Hello,

      what about this one?

      I donked the flop because this was not a good board for c-bet and we were 3way. I think, my turn bet should have been bigger, like 55 cents...

      EDIT- 1st hand at the table, opponents unknown.

      Thanks!

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $3.07
      MP2:
      $2.35
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $2.56
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $2.05
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      UTG1:
      $3.31
      UTG2:
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, T.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 3 folds, BU raises to $0.10, SB folds, Hero calls $0.08, MP1 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.31) 8, 6, 3 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP1 calls $0.20, BU folds.

      Turn: ($0.71) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.38, MP1 raises to $1.62, Hero folds, MP1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.09.
  • 3 replies
    • Adapter1337
      Adapter1337
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734
      Hey!
      Prelfop: OK!
      Flop: A donkbet is definitely here a good game, but I really don't like it, I'd rather check, since we're still OOP against two opponents, this is very hard to play forward and we are isolating ourselves against stronger hands. I don't see very many weaker hands, what would call us. The only draw is 79, and maybe 77 and 99 also call. Rest of the hands are stronger, we don't have the exact information, what to do in Turn and may valuedown ourselves.
      Turn: As played in Flop, I'd bet here bigger and fold for a raise or check/fold; I like check more, since I don't believe that opponents will make here a random float or bet with a weaker pair. NL2 is passive and they like to get to showdown with a medium hand, not to turn into a bluff.
    • Dback357
      Dback357
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160
      Thank you,

      if I check on the flop and he bets 1/2 pot to pot size, I have to call with my relatively low overpair. But what to do if he bets like 3/4 pot on the turn? The turn card will probably be an overcard or something completing a straight draw.

      Thanks once again.

      EDIT- sorry, I happened to forget to push the advice the judge to take another look button....
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Dback357,

      I'd just add that donk-betting is still fine. We are getting value from worse pairs/PPs and maybe even overcards. It's a mutliway pot and it's less likely that they are raising us with pure air.

      And of course bet the turn bigger.

      Best regards.