[NL2-NL10] NL 10 donkbets

    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      1)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)       
      Position:
      Stack
      CO:
      $12,66
      BU:
      $14
      Hero:
      $11,69

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:heart: , 9:club:
      6 folds, CO raises to $0,20, BU calls $0,20, Hero calls $0,15, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,70) 6:club: , 2:spade: , 3:club: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,40, 2 folds.

      Final Pot: $1,10

      2)
      Known players: (for a description of vp$ip, pfr, ats, folded bb, af, wts, wsd or hands click here)        
      Position:
      Stack
      CO:
      $15,65
      Hero:
      $13,40

      0,05/0,10 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8:heart: , 8:diamond:
      6 folds, CO raises to $0,30, BU folds, Hero calls $0,25, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0,70) 3:spade: , 2:spade: , Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,40, CO folds.

      Final Pot: $1,10

      I basically called for set value, because CO was very aggressive. Didn´t hit my set, but I might me still ahead, so I decided to make donkbet. This bet should give me enough information, if I´m ahead or behind and I don´t like check/raise, because it costs too mush money.
  • 4 replies
    • undercover82
      undercover82
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 813
      The thing about donkbets is that they usually indicate weakness. Like you said you prefer this line because its less expensive than checkraising. Your opponents know that too and can probably use it to bluff you out of the hand with a raise.
      I guess its not a bad line in NL10. Maybe you wanna mix it with donking some strong hands as well though , so the strength of your hand is more concealed.
    • rubysilesia
      rubysilesia
      Silver
      Joined: 03.07.2007 Posts: 351
      I like this bets. I would bet 0.50 in both cases it's just $0.1 difference but looks a lot stronger.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      CO was very aggressive and maybe I should even re-raise for initiative.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Kaitz20!

      I like this play. But make sure that you make this kind of play not too often and also with strong hands. Otherwise you become readable.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81