Originally Posted by -Phil Ivey27
I'm sure we can all assume the thought process on this hand.
Obviously, it could just be that he is a complete donk.
Actually, that's most likely the case.
But, if one was to be the lawyer in his case, they would say that he attempted a re-steal and maybe he saw something in the others guys HUD that showed that he had a fairly high percentage re-raising a raiser.
Therefore, he attempts to make this brilliant call with statistics to back him up, finds himself emotionally do a 180 degree turn, (not 360 because then that would make him happy again) and falls ass backwards into a winning hand.
Mostly he's a donk - but, sometimes there is more sophistication in situations like the hand than what meets the eye.
You don't know if there's a history between the two players.
Sometimes a player would do that to set up implied tilt odds
- which is a strategy I often use myself. Set up the donk image and tilt the table, then tighten down and stack them when they decide to go up against you in a marginal situation.
I wouldn't go for that set-up play 100bb deep, though.
This strategy works much better in live games, though. Online, too many people can see your stats and figure out what's going on (if they're serious players).