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[NL2-NL10] [NL2 FR BSS] Top pair vs donk flop

    • Elertar
      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 164
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.02(BB) Replayer
      SB ($2.79)
      BB ($2.26)
      UTG ($2)
      UTG+1 ($1.67)
      UTG+2 ($2.21)
      MP1 ($2.90)
      Hero ($1.50)
      BTN ($2.75)

      Dealt to Hero T:heart: A:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.06, fold, fold, BB calls $0.04

      FLOP ($0.13) 6:heart: T:diamond: 7:spade:

      BB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.30, BB raises to $2.20 (AI), Hero folds

      BB wins $0.70

      BB is 20/11/9 over 45 hands.

      What to do against this donk bet?
  • 4 replies
    • denetomtom
      Joined: 01.06.2011 Posts: 85
      Hi Elertar

      Firstly I see you playing with $1.50 on a $2 table I would suggest auto top up.

      Preflop against his PFR you are 40/60

      On flop it changes and you become fav at 63/37.

      However thinking about his range of 77+,A9s+,KTs+,QTs+,ATo+,KQo
      possible hands he could have TP or trip 7 may be.

      I think rather than raise I would have just called his donk bet and re evaluate the turn.

      Bit of a tough one that.
    • Meras18
      Joined: 28.09.2008 Posts: 114
      Preflop: I would raise 4BB (0.08ct) on CO.
      Postflop: I like your line and would play the same. He has a wide calling range as BB and doesn't have to have the straight, Two Pair or Set. He could also have a Gutshot, Midpair (with K7 etc.) or pocket pair like 55, he would fold on your bet, I guess. And after his shove you know he has you beat.

      PS: One suggestion. You only have 1.50$ in your hand. Fill up your stack, because you want to play with 100 BB to get the most value ;)
    • Elertar
      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 164
      Thank you guys for your replies. About not topping up, it is a mistake. I must inadvertently have unchecked the button. Thanks for bringing it up, though.

      Preflop: I would raise 4BB (0.08ct) on CO.

      I usually open-raise with 3BB from late position. I understand this is ok too. Let's see what veriz says.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Elertar,

      Add to full stack.

      As played I'd still rather prefer to Call on flop. We just wont know where we stand with our hand if he decides to 3bet. Most likely we have to even fold our hand. But rather taking pot control line and keeping even worse pairs/PPs/draws in the hand should be totally fine.

      Best regards.