Hi DoDoGlass,

The exception 2 is applied as follows:

You have a 8bb stack left in a 15bb pot.

Now your opponent donkbets you all-in (8bb).

The total pot to win is 23bb and you have to invest 8bb to win 23.

That makes

23:8

=

2.875:1 which is in percentages: (1/3.875)=25%

So you only have to win 25% of these cases to be profitable. Now if you play basic SSS, you mostly have 2 overcards as a trashhand

__or__ a PocketPair (JJ) with a flop like

**K** **3** **7**.

Now in both examples, you have more % winning chances than the actual 25% you need to be break-even.

Therefore I can conclude that this Exception 2 is a profitable situation even if your opponents (In a heads-up pot) bets in front of you (donkbet).

I hope it makes sense, if not please reply

- Gerv