- Feb 1, 2017
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I don’t like your donk betting, you are out of position, and I would check in this kind of situation. With your betting you didn’t accomplish nothing. Your opponent called, and he could do that with anything in he’s hands, and on the river he raises you and that is really big thing, it’s sign of really big hand, that beats us. I know that when you have set it’s really hard to fold, but sometimes is what we need to do, and move to the next hand. My opinion is that this is not a cooler, it’s poorly played hand.
Well this is really bad cooler, but nothing you can do. Next time will be better.
I disagree that there's "nothing you can do" from this response above. If we forget for a second that it was the Big Blind that beat you, the UTG raise, if that player is not too splashy, is a hand that has range advantage against you. I'm folding that hand in the Small Blind almost 100% of the time.
But.....given you played the hand, I'd donk lead on the flop more than 1 Big Blind, because you're not really getting much information from a bet like that. I'd bet probably 25-35% pot, and if you get any callers behind, then I'm probably shutting down entirely. I like the check on the Turn, but your sizing on the River bet was a mistake.
You could bet about 35% pot there and fold to a big raise, or Check-Fold, though it sounds like your opponent is pretty loose based on what I read in the thread, so betting out on the River is going to tell you all you need to know better than Checking against them.
Based on your stack size, going into the River, you have just over 28bbs, a 35% pot bet is about 3.1bbs, leaving you with plenty behind to fold if villain's raising. The other thing to consider is with that sizing, they MAY just end up calling you only, and there's a chance you win the pot some of the time.
Effectively though, you want to try and avoid these awkward spots where you have a fairly strong hand, but given you're out of position, you're not doing terrific against their range. Then, what ends up happening is you're sometimes bluffed off a pot.