[NL20-NL50] against small donk

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with T, T.
      MP2 calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, SB folds, BB calls $0.75, MP2 calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($3.1) K, 5, T (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $2.00, BB folds, MP2 calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($7.1) 3 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $4.00, MP2 calls $3.50.

      River: ($15.1) A (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25.

      Final Pot: $15.6.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, tens(T T).
      MP2 shows a pair of kings(K Q).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, tens(T T).

      he is unknown,flush was possible so I didnt raise on the river.
      should I value raise?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Daisuke,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: This is the street we have to start planning our bets on. As you played the hand we are leaving way too much money behind for the river and are not maximizing value versus draws and 1p type hands

      For example after your flop/turn bets you each put in $7 and you have $18 behind an the pot is $15. We want to play for stacks with our hand.

      So what I would do is raise the flop bigger, to at least $3-$3.75 and then raise/bet turn bigger such that I would leave a 1/2-2/3 pot bet on the river.

      As played I'd also just call the river. All draws got there (fd and QJ) and he may not donk/call many pairs anymore.