[NL25] Zoom, QTs, calling down with read

    • Dr1fter808
      Dr1fter808
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      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 124
      I won't reveal the results.

      Thoughts?

      PokerStars - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 170.44 BB (VPIP: 20.63, PFR: 15.32, 3Bet Preflop: 7.07, Hands: 226)
      SB: 266.76 BB (VPIP: 23.91, PFR: 20.65, 3Bet Preflop: 10.71, Hands: 97)
      Hero (BB): 110.6 BB
      UTG: 132.12 BB (VPIP: 13.95, PFR: 2.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 45)
      MP: 133.32 BB
      CO: 65.48 BB (VPIP: 14.29, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 16.67, Hands: 23)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: T:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 2.48 BB, fold, Hero calls 1.48 BB

      Flop: (5.36 BB, 2 players) 9:heart: 6:club: Q:club:
      Hero bets 3.32 BB, BTN raises to 9.2 BB, Hero calls 5.88 BB

      Turn: (23.76 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 11.36 BB, Hero calls 11.36 BB

      River: (46.48 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 31 BB, Hero calls 31 BB
  • 7 replies
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,338
      Why the donkbet?
    • Dr1fter808
      Dr1fter808
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      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 124
      To protect my hand against draws.
    • Varune
      Varune
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      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,338
      Ok, but that means that if you do check, you 'never' have toppair in your range...

      I would x/c this. The ten in your hand blocks a little bit of his straightdraws already.

      Now with your donkbet you don't know what cards you need to dodge. Clubs? straightouts?

      You get a clean runout so you're basicly forced to call down. But i'd rather see you keep the pot smaller by check/calling.
      It's like the reverse spot where you saw you had alot of bluffouts, now villain has alot of bluffouts. ;)
    • Dr1fter808
      Dr1fter808
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      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 124
      It depends I guess. But against this guy I like the donk. I rarely donk but I need to donk sometimes.
    • LemOn36
      LemOn36
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      Joined: 07.02.2009 Posts: 1,641
      No not really especially on boards where you don't have KQ+ 99 AA KK and he has all those hands you'd have a very complicated mixed strategy with low lead frequency if you REALLY wanted to force it

      As played it's all right I guess
      problem is that with the T you block hands he can raise and bluff 3 streets with like KT TJ T7s T8
      without the club why I really dislike the plan to lead and call down here
    • Dr1fter808
      Dr1fter808
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      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 124
      OK, thanks. Say if we had a set then is it alright to lead twice for protection? I was also thinking that donking is lol thus it would confuse the opponent because whenever someone donks like this I go lol.
    • Mozzek
      Mozzek
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      Joined: 16.07.2016 Posts: 1,043
      I don´t think you have to donk ever, why complicate your life? Having a donking range would complicate your gameplan so much... Maybe when u play higher limits it´s good, but here I doubt it. As played I agree that you should call it down. However I really prefer x/c OTF.