[NL20-NL50] AA against weird donker

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $98.85 (197.7 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $56.53 (113.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A A
      CO calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2, 2 folds, CO calls $1.50

      Flop: ($4.75) 4 Q 6 (2 players)
      CO bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50

      Turn: ($11.75) Q (2 players)
      CO bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50

      River: ($28.75) 3 (2 players)
      CO bets $28, Hero calls $28

      $84.75 pot ($2 rake)
      Final Board: 4 Q 6 Q 3
      Hero mucked A A and lost (-$42 net)
      CO showed 5 Q and won $82.75 ($40.75 net)

      56/4/57 I saw he did triple barrel donk twice.

      I thought it would be fine to make him bluff so I only called.

      However, should I raise/shove flop?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I prefer raising flop here for value and make a note of his reaction. Him bet/folding that big is going to be great for us in the future. As played, I think calling river is very close.. Qx plays like that, 75 in his range as well.. I think there are a few too many value combos too call a potsize bet but since you've seen him take this line before maybe you have an idea of what he doesn't donk but check/calls instead so we could asign him a better range.