[NL2-NL10] [NL2 FR BSS] Middle pair pre-flop and donk bet

    • Elertar
      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 164
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:heart: , 9:club:
      3 folds, BU raises to $0,12, Hero calls $0,11, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,26) T:diamond: , T:club: , 6:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,2, BU raises to $3,85 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $4,31

      Preflop, applying the call20 rule both of us should have $2.40 in our stacks, but since the villain is quite deep ($3.97) I decided to call anyway.

      On the flop I decided to semi-bluff and donk bet, but the villain went broke. I think it's likely that he was bluffing, but $3.85 to win $0.46 didn't look so attractive. Is this right play? Thanks.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Elertar,

      Don't like the donk that much unless you expect the opponent very often to Check behind. Rather Check it and most likely Check/Call it and reevaluate further action. With Checking you let him Cbet with his whole range which some of it might just fold and not pay anything.

      Best regards.