What to expect / general approach to "donk pot bets" ?
Hand 1 -
Hero (100bb) BU - AsJc - open raises 2.6bb
BB (60bb) - calls
Flop - Ah8h3h (pot 5.8bb)
BB checks - Hero bets 2.7bb - BB calls
Turn - brick (pot 11 bb)
BB checks - Hero bets 6.5bb - BB calls
River - 8c (pot 24 bb)
BB bets 22bb ...
(He was short, bet half of his stack)
Hero (in this hand I fold), but which hands do I need to call ?
(AQ call, Ace with a J or K of hearths... ) And which hands to raise ?
Hand 2 -
SB (100bb) - raises 3bb
Hero BB (100bb) - AhTh - 3bets 10bb
Flop - Tc4h9c (pot 20bb)
SB bets 20bb
Hero ... ?
In this hand, if I call the flop, probably villains donks / shoves the turn.
What would be the best approach ? Fold ? Raise all in on flop ?
Hand 3 -
HJ (100bb) raises 3bb
Hero (100b) on CO 3bets 9bb with KhJh
Flop - 6s3cJd (18.5bb)
HJ bet 9bb -> Hero raises 31bb
- Would you raise? How much?
- What if villain shoves flop?
I raised with the intention to shove/call any turn, so it was a no way back flop decision to me. Was it correct ?
Nov. 15, 2019 | 1:15 a.m.
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Thank you and good luck with the next steps!
Nov. 14, 2019 | 5:49 p.m.
UTG: $5.38 (Hero)
Nov. 8, 2019 | 7:51 p.m.
Thank you all,
I initially thought the same regarding split pot / Jx failed bluff / J9.
But after reviewing it and since I hold the Ah... I was afraid most of his pure bluff range that required Ah were drastically reduced.
On the bad side I guess combos with "Jh"... or winning JhKh... Jh9h... those would definitely check-raise me flop or turn.
With the above excluded, so I called.
But in this case villain had 8h9h
This was NL25 zoom.
Oct. 23, 2019 | 9:03 p.m.
1- Call river shove ?
2- Which hands villains normally do this at 100bb?
First orbit, no reads, Zoom game.
SB (100 bb) - raises 3bb
Hero (100bb) - AhJd - 3bets to 9bb
Flop: KdQhTh (pot 18bb)
SB - checks
Hero bets 9bb
Turn - 5h (pot 36bb)
SB - checks
Hero bets 20bb
River - 7d (pot 76bb)
SB shoves 62 bb
Oct. 22, 2019 | 12:41 a.m.
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Sept. 25, 2019 | 2:04 p.m.
Why checking flop? Couldn't we bet 50-60% flop (maybe win right away), if paid, check behind turn (to induce) and call their bluffs river?
As played, I don't see them making 2 bets and losing, they could even outplay your mirrored AK.
Sept. 24, 2019 | 10:18 p.m.
Hello, I've purchased and studied the From the Ground Up Course, and at Episode 19 (Float betting the flop); I understood the different ranges and scenarios we could Float / stab the flop.
But at what sizing should we do it ?
For example, HJ opens 3bb, hero on BU calls with 9Ts / 88 or speculative stuff.
Flop comes whatever T64 that favors our range and the PFR decides to check.
According to the course, we would take this chance to bet for value or as a bluff on certain draws / combos. Okay...
But how much ? A unique sizing as 33% as a cbet ? 50-60% ? A large bet as selective 70% ??
Or should we use two different sizes for bluff / value ? (I don't think so, but if yes, why would I float bet bigger for my sets and small for my weak draws?)