[NL2-NL10] How about some fancy plays here?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      CO: $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $10.65 (106.5 bb)
      SB: $15.34 (153.4 bb)
      BB: $10.73 (107.3 bb) 36/23/2.5/5.8/26/161
      UTG: $10.65 (106.5 bb)
      Hero (MP): $10 (100 bb) 29/18/14.0/0.0/17/68

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 3 folds, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.85) K K 7 (2 players)
      BB bets $0.49, Hero folds

      I wasn't really committed here so I thought lets just fold and take him down some other time. Do you think he would donk like that if he had a K. I strongly believe that he wouldn't donk like that if he did have a K and I think I could have called and seen the turn.

      Honestly I think he made that bet to just take down the pot and I was kinda wanting to try out a fancy play here but thought I'd first run it by some people here before I try it on the table.

      So if I call him here and he checks the turn I take him down with a bet. I could easily represent a K that way and my story would make sense.

      If he 2nd Barrels the turn I raise him to make him fold. A bold play but if I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a K do you think its a doable play.

      Another situation, say I was OOP and had initiative and I Check/Raised him on the flop itself. That way I could actually even raise him on the flop itself and take it down, no need to float. So many situations and I'd love to know your opinion on them.

      Results: $0.85 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: K K 7
      BB mucked and won $0.81 ($0.41 net)
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$0.40 net)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Either way it's fine, although his donk of course doesn't make much of sense. He could easily be doing that even with small PPs and against which we might even get fold equity. So I wouldn't mind even if you turn your hand into bluff and just raise. :)

      Best Regards.