[NL20-NL50] 25nl - QK facing donkbet on paired board

    • nooni2k
      nooni2k
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      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Villain is 25/20 after 1.6k hands.
      I have previously seen him donkbet and show down air on A55 flop

      He has 20% flop donkbet overall so think he has built up some kind of strategy around it, I jsut don't know exactly what yet.


      GTECH G2 (Boss) - €0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      CO: €25.71 (VPIP: 22.80, PFR: 18.40, 3Bet Preflop: 6.90, Hands: 256)
      BTN: €31.92 (VPIP: 24.74, PFR: 17.16, 3Bet Preflop: 5.22, Hands: 1,081)
      SB: €24.75 (VPIP: 24.92, PFR: 19.53, 3Bet Preflop: 7.34, Hands: 1,595)
      BB: €25.00 (VPIP: 20.25, PFR: 18.14, 3Bet Preflop: 5.33, Hands: 244)
      Hero (UTG): €31.83
      MP: €27.42 (VPIP: 27.14, PFR: 5.71, 3Bet Preflop: 5.66, Hands: 149)

      SB posts SB €0.12, BB posts BB €0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: €0.37) Hero has Q:spade: K:heart:

      Hero raises to €0.75, fold, fold, fold, SB calls €0.63, BB calls €0.50

      Flop: (€2.25, 3 players) J:spade: A:diamond: A:spade:
      SB bets €1.68, fold, Hero raises to €4.10, SB calls €2.42

      Turn: (€10.45, 2 players) 6:heart:
      SB bets €3.25, Hero...?

      Weird line. Find it really hard to put him on a value hand here given previous reads.

      I suppose standard advice is just to fold but I feel like if we fold here it's just to avoid a difficult/weird decision. I really can't handread this situation at all....
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,908
      Hey mate,

      How good is your hand against air on the flop? Think about that and let's go from there. :)
    • nooni2k
      nooni2k
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      Joined: 03.04.2012 Posts: 206
      Fair question ;)

      Assuming complete air, I'm in great shape with King high!

      Assuming a small PP of some kind, I have 6 outs (roughly 25% eq by the river I think?)


      Does he still have air on the turn though? I think this was my main problem
      at the time.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,908
      What about the gutshot and BD flush?

      Basically your showdown value + draw vs some midpairs that he could play like this is very good so I'd definitely favour calling. By calling you still don't cap your range since the board is dry enough to slowplay so you can potentially represent JJ, Ax later. As played, I would raise again but leave at least 1/2 pot shove for the river and ship it when he checks... This line is usually mediocre Jx at best so I cannot give him much credit. That said, I favour calling with our equity instead of starting to raise as a bluff.

      LE: I meant Jx, not Ax.. he won't fold trips obviously, but he can fold Jx..
    • nooni2k
      nooni2k
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      I totally folded to the turn donk. :f_cry:

      That point about how we don't cap our range by just calling is something that didn't occur to me at all during the hand. Awesome point though.