[NL20-NL50] [sh] nl 50 AQo donk 3 barrel

    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      UTG: $79.84 (159.7 bb)
      MP: $38.41 (76.8 bb)
      CO: $50.43 (100.9 bb)
      BTN: $56.45 (112.9 bb)
      SB: $77.15 (154.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $51.82 (103.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A Q
      UTG raises to $1.50, 4 folds, Hero calls $1

      Flop: ($3.25) T 9 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.25, UTG calls $2.25

      Turn: ($7.75) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.50, UTG calls $4.50

      River: ($16.75) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $9, UTG calls $9



      I thought that I have a strong enough hand vs a villain that is unlikely to cbet a lot --> good spot to donk.
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I still wouldnt donk this flop. Maybe if he opened frm later position we could donk and go for 3streets.

      Here while he may be loose with 20%open range it may be a little thin to 3barrel. Not gg to say its bad cos he can hav kq qjs but its super thin and he still can hav Overpairs and straights.

      If board was q87ss then i would like it more. Here we lose to qt and q9 as well (which is in a COs opening range).
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Ok, so what would be your play against in this spot against UTG opener?

      x/c donk turn?
      x/c x/c x/c?
      x/c x/c donk river?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      I still think it's hard to go for 3 streets of value. So I actually wouldn't try to donk at any point unless villain checks Flop or Turn.

      The difference between c/c F donk T and donk F + T is that we want to let him cbet bluff then reseize initiative and continue pumping money into the pot. Given that he has low F cbet % and that board is coordinated and not something that people like cbetting on in general, I think that donking F+T > c/c F donk T in this spot. c/c F donk T makes more sense than donk F+T on board textures where we expect PFR to cbet Flop a lot but give up on Turn (so we allow him to bluff, but don't allow him to pot control).

      I'll c/c 2 or 3 streets (depending on his barrel frequencies and board runout)
      If he checks Turn I donk River.