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[NL2-NL10] SH NL10 facing donkbets

    • MoneyStef
      Joined: 11.01.2011 Posts: 1,501
      2 consecutive hands against the same villain

      Villain: 80-0 fish on a small sample of 10 hands

      How should I react to his donkbets? Raise flop, bet turn? Or just call and hope for a hit on the turn?

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($18.75)
      BB ($12.14)
      UTG ($3.26)
      UTG+1 ($18.02)
      CO ($6.39)
      Hero ($13.30)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: 9:club:

      fold, fold, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, fold, fold, CO calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.15) 2:diamond: Q:diamond: 2:club:

      CO bets $0.20, Hero raises to $0.80, CO calls $0.60

      TURN ($2.75) 2:diamond: Q:diamond: 2:club: 8:heart:

      CO checks, Hero checks

      RIVER ($2.75) 2:diamond: Q:diamond: 2:club: 8:heart: 5:heart:

      CO bets $1, Hero folds

      CO wins $2.62

      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      SB ($12.04)
      BB ($3.26)
      UTG ($18.02)
      UTG+1 ($7.71)
      Hero ($12)
      BTN ($18.70)

      Dealt to Hero A:diamond: J:spade:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, fold, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.40

      FLOP ($1.15) 2:spade: 8:heart: Q:club:

      UTG+1 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      TURN ($1.55) 2:spade: 8:heart: Q:club: 2:diamond:

      UTG+1 bets $0.50, Hero folds

      UTG+1 wins $1.48
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      hand 1
      You can just call Ace high. Ace high's relative hand strength goes up on paired boards. And I would call on many blank turn cards, especially low ones. Given you have Ad you can also call on flush completing cards and perhaps bluff raise to rep the flush if he does continue leading weakly.

      I may call a 2nd bet more liberally especially if sizing is small. I want to get to showdown and get some reads, Ace high also has decent showdown value.

      hand 2
      I think it is quite similar to hand 1. Board may have some gutshots now but turn paired the board so your Ace high goes up in relative hand strength (as compared to some coordinating card like 9/T). I would call Turn and think about calling some blank Rivers. Of course we may very well get owned by 2nd pair but he gives us great odds. Important thing is to get to showdown and get some reads.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      On the first hand, with showdown value and backdoor flush I would just call the flop and play from there.

      On the second hand you can call again but also can raise to put pressure on his 1p hands (that are not TP). Unlike hand one he can have/fold hands like 8x or 66, 77.

      However calling is fine. On the blank turn I would also fold. If it came down a T+ we can raise for semibluff or value depending on the card.