re: Poker & betting into the raiser
Originally Posted by POOT85
ok say its early in a tourney and im in early position and raise 2 and a half BB with pocket 8s, then someone in late position makes a reraise to 5 BB obviously im going to call because the reraise was poor. The board comes 249 or Q36 is it a good idea to donk bet here to protect my hand? I find it hard to check as i know hes only going to make a cbet which puts the desicion back on me!
You could say because he reraises he could have a premium hand but at lower stakes this could be any paint or 55 or practically anything, which is why in my earlier posts i normally limp in ep because people at lower stakes are strong preflop weak post flop.
My question now is When is it good to donk bet into the raiser?
If u have a PP lets say 8's and u limp early pos. Then a guy raises u call flop comes 25J rainbow. If u know this guy is playin a bit loose and makes c/bets then for max vaule its better to check/raise.
Same situation same guy flop comes 25A rainbow then make a 1/2 pot bet. He mite fold his JJ or KQ, if he calls then ur done puttin money into the pot. Alot of ppl float the flop these days so u cud b ahead while this guy is still tryin to catch, or worse he's trappin with a monster.
Realy depends on the guy ur playing but try stay in pos. Fold that crap in early pos. The only good hands in early pos are PP's + AK. Even AK is crap in early.