From a PS Quizz (silver, "Donk bets (2)"):

Question 4:

PartyPoker $25 NL Hold'em (short-handed)

Stacks & Stats
UTG ($25) (40/10/1) [VPIP/PFR/AF]
MP ($25)
CO ($25)
Hero ($25)
SB ($25)

Preflop: Hero is BU with K:heart: , K:club:
UTG calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero raises $1.25, 2 folds, UTG calls $1.25
Flop: ($2.85) :5d: , :6d: , :7c: (2 players)
UTG bets $1.90, Hero...?

Call (0 Points)
Raise (3 Points)

Your answer: Call (0 Points)

In this case you definitely have to protect your hand. There is a ton of draws out there and villain might have smaller pocket pairs he is also willing to commit on the flop. This is a clear spot for a raise and you should obviously go broke if necessary.


How do you handle this spot?

All I'll say is that this attitude has had me incorporating donking into my range - especially against people that seem like regs. (And my range contains nothing like overpairs willing to committ:D )