[NL2-NL10] AQs facing donkbet after flop, 3-way pot

    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      This is one of those marginal spots AQ in last early pos, where I choose to play the hand. Only read/tell I have is that seat 4 is a donk.

      Table Wadsworth - $0.05/$0.10 - No Limit Hold'em
      Seat 1: artman67 ($4.70)
      Seat 2: esastu ($3.55)
      Seat 3: IceWindX ($21.50)
      Seat 4: Fitz73 ($3.30)
      Seat 5: OMGheadshot ($10.80)
      Seat 6: Scotty Moon ($9.65)
      Seat 7: The French D ($1.85)
      Seat 8: arsti ($1.85)
      Seat 9: 77 Goldnutz 77 ($10.30)
      Fitz73 posts the small blind of $0.05
      OMGheadshot posts the big blind of $0.10
      The button is in seat #3
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to The French D [As Qs]
      Scotty Moon folds
      The French D raises to $0.40
      arsti folds
      77 Goldnutz 77 folds
      artman67 calls $0.40
      esastu folds
      IceWindX folds
      Fitz73 calls $0.35
      OMGheadshot folds
      *** FLOP *** [2s Ac 5s]
      Fitz73 bets $0.30
      The French D raises to $1.45, and is all in
      artman67 folds
      Fitz73 folds
      Uncalled bet of $1.15 returned to The French D
      The French D mucks
      The French D wins the pot ($1.75)

      Since my hand is big do I call, then push the turn? Do I want to keep seat 1 in the hand until then? is a min-re-raise an option here against a donk?
  • 3 replies
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      PS- if I miss the flop I would check/fold it down.
    • JonatanW
      Joined: 14.03.2008 Posts: 71
      You should fold AQ from UTG+1. Its much to weak a hand to be played from there. Flop play is good, no question about pushing here in my book.
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Hi davidangel,

      no such strategy applies in this spot. You played the hand well - raising on the flop with made top pair is a must here. His donkbet doesn't mean much, maybe he's willing to throw another bet in on the turn and maybe he's not. You also have to take into consideration that there are many drawing possibilities on the board, so you can't let him see another cheap card.