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5NL - TPTK on wet flop - Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:34 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306

Do you like the donk bet line here against villain 14/11/2 21% steal (100 hands) considering stack sizes?

What is an optimal line otherwise?
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:21 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,359
I'm not too keen on donking with TPTK. If villain missed completely, we miss value when he folds. A 14/11 guy is likely to c-bet his entire range, so I'd just call his c-bet. If he has worse than us, he'll probably slow down on the turn and check behind, meaning we can probably lead the river if it's a blank.
I tend to use donk bets solely for when I have a monster like a set in a multiway pot (and I want action), or when I have a draw on the flop and I want to harness some fold equity. So, in general, use donkbets for when you want someone to raise or fold. When you have a one pair hand, you generally just want to call down.
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:35 AM
PSO-xflixx's Avatar
Since: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,119
(Live Trainer)
Arty has already made some good points.

The problem I would have with donking especially against shorter stacks is that I might risk getting raised by a range that is hard for me to judge since it could contain both worse hands or semibluffs. If I then plan to b/f my hand I could potentially give up a ton of equity which I could have realized through a x/c line.

As played I think it is fine to b/f turn since it is more likely that his turnraise will be a lot stronger now that you have donked twice with bigger sizes.

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