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[NL2-NL10] 10NL, facing donk in 3bet pot

    • RolledUpAces
      Joined: 16.08.2011 Posts: 15
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (BTN): $11.58 (115.8 bb)
      SB: $12.34 (123.4 bb)
      BB: $23.88 (238.8 bb)
      UTG: $4.85 (48.5 bb)
      MP: $11.72 (117.2 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T K
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.90, 2 folds, MP calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.95) T J 4 (2 players)
      MP bets $0.90, Hero raises to $2.70, MP calls $1.80

      Turn: ($7.35) 6 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: ($7.35) A (2 players)
      MP bets $7, Hero folds

      $7.35 pot ($0.33 rake)
      Final Board: T J 4 6 A
      Hero mucked T K and lost (-$3.60 net)
      MP mucked and won $7.02 ($3.42 net)

      Villain: Unknown

      Preflop: I am 3-betting a wide value range IP against unknown villains at 10NL expecting them to call OOP a lot and play badly post flop.

      Flop: Villain donks less than half pot which I read as weakness. Villain knows I am highly likely to 3bet when checked too but elected to donk instead. In game I didn't know what his range was here so I raised hoping he would fold. When he called I gave up on the pot.

      Post game analysis:

      What range do we assign villain on the flop?

      I think that the board texture is very relevant as it is very connected but I don't know how. He did not 3bet flop so I think that rules out 2pairs and sets. Perhaps this leaves us with top pair/overpair/Flush draw/straight draw.

      Was i right to raise donk bet?

      Was i right to give up once called?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Flop: Standard call. You are not getting value from his flop leading range by raising here. And he is never folding a Jack so you have no fold equity. We want to keep the bluff portions of his range in.

      I would call on the Turn again if the draws did not hit but if he bets again on the River, definitely folding.

      As played, all draws got there so you are crushed on the River. Easy fold.