Originally Posted by BenLZ
I understand, but on balance it's good. I would think it's trickier to always have to adjust your game. With call stations you can get a lot of value for your good hands. I got donked out on today:
I was in the BB with A4o, MP calls, SB calls. Flop comes A 2 8 rainbow. I raise $3, MP raises to $6 (I know MP is a donk). SB folds. I call. Turn comes 3. We both check. River comes Q. I check and he raises $3. I call. He turns over 54 for the straight.
First off, you left out a lot of information of how the hand went down. Second, from how you described the hand, you played it badly. When facing a raise from a guy(whether you think he is a donk or not, btw... how did you come to that conclusion???), when you have top pair crap kicker, you should have just folded. I actually like his play quite a bit. He raised you because he probably figured that you were betting a fairly dry board, and you didn't raise pre-flop, so you more than likely don't have a high ace. Granted he only had 4 real outs, he had reasons for this play. Then, by him checking the turn along with you, he knew he had the hand and figured you would more than likely put more money in the pot on the river when you think he is just bluffing. The only thing I don't like is how small his raise is on the river, but it worked.
Originally Posted by NBA2K9ROCKETS
too bad the smallest amount of money you can sit down with is 40 cents.
That is funny, caught him in a lie....Love when that happens.