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0.25 cent 90 man playing AK

0.25 cent 90 man playing AK - Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:56 AM
a1379's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 417

should i have just called the river?
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:38 AM
RFlush007's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 130
To answer your question: Yes you should have just called on the river. You were getting a good price to showdown. However I think the way he played the hand was just screeming strength that I would have folded my top pair top kicker on the flop. Usually when players donk bets the flop, they either have a top or mid-pair, two-pair or chasing a draw. I think the raise on the flop is ok, but when he reraises then I know I'm crushed by either two pair or a set and would fold.

It'll be interesting to hear what the trainers think.
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:27 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,346
Villain's line is fishy. It's confusing. When I'm confused, I take the low variance line and just call every street. I don't want to value-cut myself.
So I just station it up on every street, never raising and re-opening the action. A mindonk can indicates huge strength or a very weak hand or draw. If you raise, villain folds the hands you're beating so you don't get value. If he has a monster, then you want to lose the minimum. Just calling 100 on each street minimises your losses and leaves you with a playable stack and a nice new note ("mindonks with set") that will be useful in future. If villain had nothing much, then you were never gonna win a big pot anyway.
In replaying this hand in your mind, and thinking about your flop and river raises, ask yourself the question: "Does he ever call with worse?"
If he doesn't call with worse than AK, then don't raise!
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:18 AM
ahar010's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 614
Hi a1379,

The quick answer. Yes I would just call on the river.

I really like the raise on the flop. The weak lead is normally weak, so just calling gives them a chance to catch up and doesn't build the pot. So reraising the flop is good.

When they min 3bet. As RFlush says this is a massive sign of strength. If it was bigger I would say fold. But I think we are getting too much of a good price here. Most likely this is a hand like 66, 88, A6 or A8.

I would probably call the 3bet on the flop but be very very weary of putting any more money in.

Two more very weak leads on the turn and river. I think it's tempting to reraise the river. But I think we are better off just calling given the action on the flop.

Good Luck

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