5 27 sng



Oct 1, 2006
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k since im new back this guy raised every blind so i put him any 2 cards was this donk move

pokerstars Game #16789309922: Tournament #85051953, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2008/04/17 - 04:29:30 (ET)
Table '85051953 2' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: red*keepsen (2340 in chips)
Seat 4: laep58 (1620 in chips)
Seat 5: yupro (6000 in chips)
Seat 7: Stefanicov (3585 in chips)
Seat 9: _Jimmy_v1984 (2945 in chips)
Stefanicov: posts small blind 75
_Jimmy_v1984: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Stefanicov [9d Ad]
red*keepsen: folds
laep58: folds
yupro: raises 300 to 450
Stefanicov: raises 900 to 1350
_Jimmy_v1984: folds
yupro: calls 900
*** FLOP *** [6c 5d Js]
Stefanicov: bets 2235 and is all-in
yupro: folds
Stefanicov collected 2850 from pot
Stefanicov: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2850 | Rake 0
Board [6c 5d Js]
Seat 1: red*keepsen folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: laep58 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: yupro (button) folded on the Flop
Seat 7: Stefanicov (small blind) collected (2850)
Seat 9: _Jimmy_v1984 (big blind) folded before Flop


Stacks & Stacks
Feb 7, 2008
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Sorta a reverse stop-n-go but I like it. With that flop he'd have to have trips to call with any confidence. Your reraise represented a big hand and the AI is sized perfectly for the pot.


Apr 6, 2008
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A donk move? It depends on your thought process.

Well, you re-raised and put 37% of your stack (1350) on the line with Ad9d to protect 75. Why...because you felt you were being bullied by the chip leader raising your blinds or did you honestly think you had the best hand?

Then you miss the flop and put your tournament life on the line, praying the chip leader did not connect and hoping he believes you have the huge PP you are representing.

So the real question, before you re-raised 37% of your stack out of position with Ad9d, knowing your tournament life may be jeopardized if you got a call or were re-raised...did you plan on maintaining aggression post-flop regardless of what hit (unless you flopped a monster). Did you plan to represent AA?

If the answer is yes, that you had considered how the hand would play and what your actions would be then no, it was not a donk play. You were making a calculated move/play.

If the answer is no, you just didn't like him raising your blinds and didn't really consider how the hand was going to play out if he called, then it was a donk move.


Jul 8, 2007
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I think that was a good play, good raise pre and you def had to push that on the flop.