[NL2-NL10] NL4; SH: 36s freeplay, do we donkbluff?

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $0.40 (10 bb)
      SB: $4.22 (105.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $4 (100 bb)
      MP: $5 (125 bb)
      CO: $4.71 (117.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 3 6
      2 folds, BTN calls $0.04, SB folds, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.10) 5 2 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.04, Hero folds

      Results: $0.10 pot
      Final Board: 5 2 9
      BTN mucked and won $0.10 ($0.06 net)
      Hero mucked 3 6 and lost (-$0.04 net)

      The opponent is obviously a fish. Can we donkbluff against this kind of an opponent in this hand? We do have the gutshot.
  • 5 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Against his stack most likely I wouldn't do it. :) Just hope to see a free card.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      And if his stack is bigger?

      Can we actually donkbluff against fish?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      And if his stack is bigger?

      Can we actually donkbluff against fish?
      If his stack is bigger then yep, I would like to do it. With either mid-pairs, draws etc type of hands, it's very likely that he missed the flop as well with most of his limping range.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      How to decide whether to donkbet or not if the opponent is the kind of fish who might be a calling station, or if he is likely to make calling-station-like calls every now and then?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      How to decide whether to donkbet or not if the opponent is the kind of fish who might be a calling station, or if he is likely to make calling-station-like calls every now and then?
      As I said, if we have some kind of made hand then we can "bet" not donk, since donking would be if there was a raise from him. Without made hand I'd usually wait for good board something like K52 or whatsoever which didn't hit his calling range that often and we might even be able to represent something. Or if really against a huge station who doesn't even fold to bets then just Check/Fold and wait till we hit.