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this is a school, right?

By: jimnkat @ 20:11 (EST) / 251 / Comment ( 1 )

I just read a post by a guy (who I'm going to keep anonymous) who pulled off a donk win and rivered his winning card from way behind. His belief in his play being correct is what's so puzzling. He actually didn't say that his play was correct, rather that his opponent's play was incorrect. OK... same thing. 

I admit freely to donking a winning hand at very, VERY rare occasions. I don't do it, I don't Donk, but the game situation demanded it. I even donked a guy today who tried to steal my $1200 big blind.I only had a few BBs left You have to make them fight you for your chips sometimes. I got lucky; plain and simple, but that kid didn't come into my yard again.  I certainly wouldn't bring the hand to this venue and present it as a teaching demonstration.

A certain player tracking site, which many of you are already aware of, demands that their information is not shared or used to harrass other players, but it doesn't say I can't share my opinion based on their information. I'll tell you that I don't think I would follow this players advice under any set of circumstances. If a portion of a players weekly paycheck has to go to PokerStars to cover his or her losses in the coming week, I don't think I have much to learn from that type of player as far as following their lead. I did, however, learn from him.

There are some players out here who would love to tell you how great they are and that every time they got knocked out and took a points loss that it was because of a bad beat or a Donk. You know yourself that some of the finest hands you ever made came from checking through the big blind with cards you would have dumped in a minute.

I'm just frustrated that bad information gets passed along in the blogs. I respect every man's opinion, but this guy beat the odds. I'm happy for him, in fact, I'm really glad he's here :wink:


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