A game with almost no donks plays...
I found it!
For those of you who hate playing against so-called donks who go all in all the time with trash hands like J8s and win, I found the perfect game on Full Tilt Poker
Its the Super Turbo SNGs!
In this game, everyone starts of with 300 in chips (10BBs) and blinds go up every 2 minutes. You probably think Im joking. A game like this can only be filled with donks, right?
Lets took at the game. Everyone starts of with 10BBs, so from the get-go, everyone is short stack. The next level gives starting 300 stacks 7.5BBs and so on. After just 10 minutes (normal time blinds go up in an SNG), blinds are at 40/80 and if you still have a 300 stack, you're down to only 3.75 big blinds. And we all know that when you're shortstack, as everyone starts off being, you have to open your hand range a lot more. And when a player is a critical shortstack, then open shoving with ATC becomes the norm.
So, what does this have to do with no donk plays? Well, if someone open shoves with 3BBs with J8s to beat your AKs, thats not a donk play at all in this game because stacks are so low. In fact, instead of becoming a 'donk' play, it actually because pretty standard. So, if its standard, then its not really a donk play. Instead of thinking "OMG! DONK shoved 2BB hand in LP with 97s to beat my A5o!" You can think "Oh, open-shoving in LP with 97s for 2 BBs. Thats standard and I got unlucky."
Its absolutely brilliant!