[NL20-NL50] AA against donk/shove

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      Party, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      SB: $58.89 (117.8 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $102.76 (205.5 bb)
      BTN: $25.94 (51.9 bb)
      MP: $57.22 (114.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A A
      Hero raises to $2, 3 folds, SB calls $1.75, BB folds

      Flop: ($4.50) Q 2 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.21, Hero raises to $9, SB raises to $21.50, Hero raises to $100.76 and is all-in, SB calls $35.39 and is all-in

      Turn: ($118.28) Q (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($118.28) K (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $118.28 pot ($3.00 rake)
      Final Board: Q 2 9 Q K
      SB showed A Q and won $115.28 ($56.39 net)
      Hero showed A A and lost (-$58.89 net)

      26/21/993 donk 11 af 3.1

      I raised this board for protection and Qx hand would call.
      And when I was raised, I thought I still ahead because two pair+ would c/r instead of donk/bet.

      What was his range?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Gonchan,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: Without knowing more details about villain I'd say that he can have some combo draws, Qx, some sets and rarely 2p (only real 2p may be Q9s for 2 combos but I doubt he calls that versus your larger UTG range). And since he can have AQ here and maybe even a weirdly played KK I wouldn't fold either.

      Your raise size is perfectly fine and can leave room for bluffing which should make villain more confident about 3-betting there.