This is a discussion on $10 NLHE 6-max: Missed flop - donk bet within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; I've been running into this type of situation a lot over the last month or so and don't really know how to respond to it.
I've been running into this type of situation a lot over the last month or so and don't really know how to respond to it. This most recent one, $10 effective stacks. Hero has AQs on the button, raises to $0.30, BB calls. Flop 7 6 2 rainbow, BB bets pot. Hero?
Obviously this spot is much easier to manage in those cases where you have AA or even JJ, but a lot tougher when you completely whiff. I've been facing an insane amount of donkbets at very low boards like this. I'm not really sure if BB is trying to simply push me around/off my hand which is often going to be overcards...or if they actually have a piece with weird stuff like 87 or 98 or whatever and are value betting. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Unless some aggressive player starts to attack every low board when you raise pre-flop it's obviously most often a fold.
If some are going after you and it is HU you have to defend some AK and maybe AQ since you not only can hit but can also have the the best hand a lot of the times, But it is hard to call more than one street by just A high - and often not necessary in 6-max and full ring.
As others have said, this particular situation seem like a pretty trivial fold, especially when he pot it. Its hard to say without reads, but in my opinion most players will show up with a weak pair here, and they are mostly leading for protection.
Say he has top pair or even second pair on this board, and go for the more standard check-call. Then the turn will almost always bring an overcard to his pair, and if you bet again, he have no idea, where he is, and often he is kind of supposed to fold.
And he hate folding, so he prefer to lead out and let you play perfect by only calling him, when he is beat. And that is fine. We got denied our equity, but we saved the C-bet, which we would probably have put out, if he had checked to us.
Of course if someone is doing this donk betting all the time, we should look to fight back a little bit more. But if its only now and then, and mostly on low boards like this, then just let him have it, when you missed.
Yea I think give up on this spots most of the time. You can consider calling if for some reason you have some outs that could come on the turn (maybe like if you have the AQ with ace of hearts and that board comes with 2 hearts).
But only if you think this guy is making that play a lot.
I have been mostly folding these spots, it's just becoming so stinkin common that I feel like it's a guy with QT that's just taking a stab a lot of the time. Especially that size of bet. I feel like 87 is going to bet more like 1/2 or 2/3 here. Am I alone in seeing these big donk bets often...or is this becoming a trend that I'm unaware of?
re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Missed flop - donk bet
Yes, having a low board, the opponent who defended the BB has in the range more hands that somehow cling to the board! and ask ourselves the question how we would play havingQQ-AA through a raise, we really need to protect our own, if the opponent’s donks are frequent, I would check by riray to know what to do with the monster and take all his money! if he kicks out we found how to counteract!