[NL2-NL10] donk-bet with 99 overpair on a drawy board

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Party, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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      Hero (SB): $2.31 (115.5 bb)
      MP1: $2.94 (147 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      MP3: $1.97 (98.5 bb)
      CO: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG+1: $0.19 (9.5 bb)
      UTG+2: $2.14 (107 bb)
      BTN: $2.07 (103.5 bb)
      MP2: $1.86 (93 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9 9
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, 2 folds, CO raises to $0.12, BTN calls $0.12, Hero calls $0.11, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.40) 4 3 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, CO raises to $1.88 and is all-in, 2 folds

      Results:
      $0.90 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 4 3 6
      Hero mucked 9 9 and lost (-$0.37 net)
      CO mucked and won $0.86 ($0.49 net)
      BTN mucked and lost (-$0.12 net)


      Is it okay to donk here? At the table, I though that the villain would rarely like such a board, and I might as well steal the pot. Now, it seems to me that he might have been isolating MP1 from late position with some drawing hand. Is it reasonable to assume?

      So, as played, apart from semi-bluffing, I was kinda trying to protect my hand and take the initiative...it's all still so dubious to me. If this is a bad line, could you please also tell when it would be a good one?

      TY
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks fine. I wouldn't 3-bet to turn my hand into a bluff with potential fish in the pot.

      Flop: Considering that we have 2 guys behind us I would either ck/fold or donk/fold as you did.

      The problem with donking versus unknown is that we don't know what to do if we get called . If we get raised we can fold.

      So personally, at these limits, I'd ck/fold the flop with no information.
    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Sweet!

      Bogdan, another quick question please. If we didn't have an overpair, donk/fold would not be an option, would it? Only check/fold. I mean, without any special reads that they are very tight.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Yes, I don't like donking random hands.

      Here we can do it for value/protection.

      With let's say QhJd we do it as a bluff.