Am I doing it right.. i.e not donking it
Ok initially I'd be uber tight.. only play prem hands like a,k to a,10 or the similar though like k,q,k,j etc.. in lives games especially this would piss me off as most people know exactly when I enter a pot.. i must have a good hand..
So I mixed it up and opened my range a bit and really depending on alot of thing but for example.. if I had a jack,, lowest kicker I'd go is 8, Q,9 k,8 a,10.. there are exceptions like if they are suited. then kicker comes irrelevant aslong as it ain't too low..
I even raise with connectors at times and suited connectors.... this has been my game plan for 2 weeks now..
Thing is that in my live games I am consistently in the money or thereabouts.. more so than anyone else and yet theres this one dude who calls me a donk..
I find it hard to understand on how one can be a donk if hes consistent a donk can only get you so far.. ya know..
Situations I've been called a donk are the following,,
I'm in early to mid position someone calls all in preflop.. I had a,q and was aiming to limp in with it but decided to call him we were about even if anything me bout another half a stack ahead.. he had PP of 6's and said I was a donk to call it and said I was lucky.
This other time.. blinds were 1200,2400 or something anyways... I was shortstacked and knew I needed a hand to go all in with... finally a hand came it wasn't the best but not the worst either.. a Q,9 suited.. person called me a,q.. I managed to dodge the q and ace and managed to get a 9 on the turn and double up...
I don't think either were 'bad plays' a couple have said its hard to put me on a hand as I go in with practicly anything that is so untrue and imo, an exageration.. yes I have opened my range and hands I may go in with or not one minute may be different the next but its all part of my stategy to keep em guessing.
Also there are times when I go in with low cards so when it comes to me I do a big raise... in my eyes its the right thing to do whats the point of slow playing with a low pair if only to have an ace or high card come on the turn and royally **** your pair? I've done this a few times and get the response.. is it cause you don't know what to do.