re: Poker & How do you handle the Donkey Bet?
Originally Posted by Mordecoke
It really depends on the opponent.
I have seen this many times, and almost all the time they donk bet with lower or middle pair.
Very rarely have I seen this with a set or top pair.
You have to see how the opponent plays against other opponents (or yourself) adjust and exploit! Crush his soul!!
I usually do a tester raise to see where I am in the hand, even if I have nothing.
Right...I've noticed that some will call a raise with almost any two, maybe assuming you have all paint in your hand and that 2nd or 3rd button they flopped is going to hold up. It just sucks to call down to the river and never improve your AK, only to lose to a loon with 2-9 off for a pair of ducks. Still, that is what we all want, right - A guy who will call raises with garbage?
That's another thing - I will seldom call a board down with only ace high in an MTT. Yet, I see it ALOT! I've caught more than a few this way as well. Would you say this is cash game strategy?
You know, the times you lose will not add up to more than the times your A-high wins it? If so, this is not
a good MTT strategy. You won't ever get AK enough times to make that one win pay for all the times you lost.
Speaking of, any cash gamers out there? Do you see donkey betting more or less in cash games?