When the turn is donked on a 3-flush board. What would you do?
I am used to playing poker at higher stakes at another site; however, recently I have been playing the $25 buy-in Zone Poker at Bovada
. There is a play that I've seen twice in the past two days that has confused the hell out of me:
I'm heads up against a player who is in the blind. I'm holding either a strong TPTK or overcards. There is a flush draw on the flop. I bet pot. The blind checks. The turn card creates a 3-flush board. The blind donks a pot level bet. I check, thinking this has got to be a bluff. He couldn't possibly be donking if he had a flush on the turn. To my amazement, the blind puts in another pot level bet on the river. I fold, really pissed off at myself for not being able to read my opponent's very weird actions and wasting money.
Once, a while back this happened to me at a $100 buy-in table at a different site. My opponent donked a pot level bet on the turn when a 3-flush appeared on the board. This was a raised pot and I was betting very aggressively, as I had AA. Donking a turn bet when one has a flush and when one is facing an aggressive bettor makes absolutely no sense to me. I went all in, thinking he was on a flush draw. Well, he had the flush by the turn and I lost my entire stack.
I know that sometimes people do crazy shit, and that people on Bovada are the wackiest players on the planet (by a long shot), but, in general, when someone donks a pot level bet on the turn when a 3-flush appears on the board, does he have the flush? How do you handle these situations?