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Dealing with River donk bet !

Dealing with River donk bet ! - Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:31 PM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
This is Big $8.80 10mins regular blind level game. 1st hand of the game so table is full of calling stations and loose players.

What does this river donk suggests ? Can I call it

Hands that beat me: A with better kicker, 9x that made trips or 44 that made full house.

Hands that I beat: Busted flush draw, some air hands that choose to donk on river for no reason like TT,77,66, etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:32 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,814
Hi adikumar2010!

With A7o, when it folds to me in the cutoff, I'm going to make a standard opening raise.

I flop top pair bad kicker with two opps and when they check to me, I'm going to make a standard 2/3 pot value bet of 120.

The turn should be a blank and the opp checks to me again. I'm going to check behind here for pot control. If I knew I was ahead, I'd make a 1/2 pot bet, but I can easily be behind here too, due to my kicker or the opp hitting two pair.

The river pairs the 9 and the passive opp now bombs the river! When passive (calling stationy) opps make big bets, they're basically always for value. Due to this, the opp has 9x here basically every time and I need to fold.

The key in this hand is to recognize the type of opp that we're up against. If they check the river, we're most likely good, but when a stationy player bets... Ax, even AK is not ahead here and needs to be mucked. I'd even muck Ax that hits two pair, because I cannot beat a 9. If this type of opp hits only 1 pair, they'll check/call all the way down, but when they bet, they have trip 9's or better.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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