[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] vs. a flop donk

    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players
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      Hero (BTN): $5.65 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 4.1, Hands: 17678
      SB: $3.77 - VPIP: 53, PFR: 36, 3B: 0, AF: 15.0, Hands: 53
      BB: $4.16 - VPIP: 38, PFR: 18, 3B: 9, AF: 1.5, Hands: 34
      CO: $12.68 - VPIP: 12, PFR: 8, 3B: 7, AF: 0.0, Hands: 83

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :heart: T :spade:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.32) 9 :diamond: K :diamond: J :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.50, BB calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.32) 6 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.25, Hero folds

      Should I bother raising him here at all with my gutshot? He has a 100 donk stat, but with 34 hands perhaps it's just 1 flop.

      I don't call donks at all (well, maybe occasionally with a monster), but I think this flop is a bad one for a raise. Most likely he's semi-bluffing with a draw and isn't folding to a raise.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      I prefer folding the flop here when he donks.
      We have a rather weak draw so we can't really call here and hope that he doesn't bet the turn.
      If we raise I don't think we'd have enough FE to make it profitable so I'd just take the safest route and fold.

      Folding turn is fine.

      Best,
      Plamen