Originally Posted by MinhANguyen
I didn't say never for two pair combos/for donking sets. I said almost never, as in 95%+ of the time. When people donk, they almost always have middle pair/TP with a weak kicker/TP that wants to "protect" against draws. Or they just bet because they don't know what to do if we barrel/double barrel/triple. It's just general population tendency, and if the OP had some reads on his donking range, stacking off with KK is fine here. Of course occasionally we do run into two pair/a set, but that's going to be pretty rare imo.
If they have a flush draw/OESD, KK is way ahead here except for 35hh/A3hh/A5hh. I am snap raising/jamming KK all day if they are capable of calling off with any FD/OESD.
In online poker, I'd agree with you. Players generally don't donk unless they have either a moderate strength hand (second pair or TPBK) or a draw (flush draw or OESD).
But in live poker, I've seen players donk out 2 pair hands on the flop: one guy had an $80 stack, he called a $15 raise in the BB with Q7o, the flop came Q75 rainbow and he donk shoves his remaining $65 stack into a $45 pot. Of course, I had AQ so I snap-called and lost. I've also had fishy players limp-call then donk the flop because they have no idea what a continuation bet is and they don't realise that check-calling the flop is a valid option.
And generally when I 2bet someone that donks into me and they make a small 3bet back at me, as opposed to shoving, I tend to give that a lot more respect. I tend to assume that a flush draw is either calling or making a big raise / shove, not making a small raise. How often does a draw min-raise?
Maybe I'm just not experienced enough against these kinds of fish, but I totally did not expect the villain to show up with 77 here... so in live poker, you're generally stacking off overpairs in 15 SPR pots on low boards when 2 pair combos look unlikely?