Thanks for your interesting comments. My opinion is, after playing for 3+ years now, I would love to play donks any day for this reason...
as `a8ballor9`says I agree,the bad players suck and suck out a lot and end up donking the chip you had away.I am in a tournament late in the game and have AK suited first position raises and I rerais,he goes allin with A6 off suit cant understand why? I can see raising and trying to steal the pot but when you are reraised you gotta figure you are at least out kicked but the donk hit his 6 and cripples me.I would think a good player would not play or lay that hand down later in the game
Give me a 3:1 advantage anytime!!!
The biggest poker leason I have been give was here, on this site. One of the guys explained really well why "The outcome of the hand is not important. The important thing is to get your chips in when ahead."
That, IMO, is the basic principle of poker. Everything else is experience.
This is an example - I was almost certain the guy caught the ace...
Full Tilt Poker
Game #10874171958: $10 + $1 Tournament (81707045), Table 3 - 250/500 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 17:33:24 ET - 2009/02/27
Seat 1: Ronaldadio (7,112)
Seat 2: pure50player (10,544)
Seat 3: COUNT TRON (42,425)
Seat 4: OLLIE ALI (17,547)
Seat 5: akristjan (9,832)
Seat 6: KaiserWilhelm3 (3,701)
pure50player posts the small blind of 250
COUNT TRON posts the big blind of 500
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ronaldadio [Jd Kh Kc Jh]
OLLIE ALI folds
Ronaldadio raises to 1,750
pure50player calls 1,500
COUNT TRON folds
*** FLOP *** [Ac Ks Ah]
Ronaldadio has 15 seconds left to act
Ronaldadio bets 2,000
pure50player raises to 4,000
Ronaldadio raises to 5,362, and is all in
pure50player calls 1,362
Ronaldadio shows [Jd Kh Kc Jh] I`m about a 60% fav so I have done a good job.
pure50player shows [As 3s 4d 6c]
*** TURN *** [Ac Ks Ah] A♦ I now have no outs but I got my chips in good.
*** RIVER *** [Ac Ks Ah Ad] 3♦
Ronaldadio shows a full house, Aces full of Kings, for high
pure50player shows four of a kind, Aces, for high
pure50player wins the pot (14,724) with four of a kind, Aces
Ronaldadio stands up
pure50player stands up
COUNT TRON stands up
OLLIE ALI stands up
akristjan stands up
KaiserWilhelm3 stands up
No low hand qualified
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14,724 | Rake 0
Board: [Ac Ks Ah Ad 3d]
Seat 1: Ronaldadio (button) showed [Jd Kh Kc Jh] and lost with HI: a full house, Aces full of Kings
Seat 2: pure50player (small blind) showed [As 3s 4d 6c] and won (14,724) with HI: four of a kind, Aces
Seat 3: COUNT TRON (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: OLLIE ALI didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: akristjan didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: KaiserWilhelm3 didn't bet (folded)