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Nice spot for a donk bet? - Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:00 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
Took a weird line and decided to donk to build the pot and hopefully induce some more action. I thought a 1/2 pot donk would look pretty weak and fishy, and I don't think he could ever see me with a monster here.

Both villains are pretty taggy.

Would you guys have played it differently?

Last edited by birdayy; Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 03:03 AM..
Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:05 AM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,346
Donking is fine here, as you have a set, there's an ace on the flop, it's a really wet board, and it's multiway, so you're likely to get action. Villains oblige by raising, so this is an easy stack off. Sometimes you're gonna get over-setted by AA and JJ, or run into KQ, but mostly you're targeting AK, AQ, AJ.
Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi birdayy,

Rather than being a weird line, I think donking out is the preferred play here tbh. Hate checking to the raiser as this is a board texture we loath to give a free card on, and with the pot being multi-way, the key hands we really don't want to give a free card too, KK/QQ, are likely to take one. While I would expect the preflop 3-bettor to bet for us with AK or AQ much of the time, when we donk out these holdings often feel compelled to raise to "protect their hand" (lol) and certainly top pair+nut flush draw might raise it up, so we can get stacks in right on the flop. Well played imo.

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