This is a discussion on MTT Final Table Bubble Q? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I made 10th place in an MTT the other day, but I was doing so well and hoping for a better cash. How I busted
You dont indicate your and opponent position, also you made raise or limp or call on raise and size of your stacks.
If you raise 2-3bb, received a call then shove on flop, I do not think you would get a call on such a table - 10 5 3.
If you call your opponent's raise then your opponent is not a donk, he used bluff showing that hit the flop or a strong hand, on turn he catch more outs and continued his drawing line. Playing passively with top pair top kicker, you himself to blame for losing. I would recommend also shove on flop.
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sorry but its not clear... what was your position in relation to his.....
it sounds like you had position on him since you claimed he donk bet, but who was the agressor? in this example the opponent is the agressor and he got you to put all your chips in after you was ahead, so in the long run your letting people see cheap turns and rivers and set the pace meaning a -EV play
realistically, you raise preflop you get the pot + antes and that gives you a free turn around the table, if he sees the flop with his hand then its +EV for you, then he donk bets you go over the top of him, and if he wants to call its also +EV to you, but most of the time you take a large enough pot from the flop and continue on with the tournament
you slow play the flop and then pot control the turn? this isn't really valid when you are all in by the river with a 2/3 pot bet, make the decision for yourself.
When you slow play it's generally hands that are very hard to get outdrawn, any J q or K can be trouble cards for you here, so slowplaying one street is ok, but by the turn with your stack size, it's almost always a bet or check/raise all in before the river.
Having said that he likely calls and you lose anyways, but just a few things wrong with your thought processes here.
With an appropriate bet pre-flop he shouldn't have even entered the pot in the first place with 76o. Assuming no flush draws you're at a 4.5:1 (80%) advantage on both the flop and the turn. Both places called for aggressive betting on your part to get him to make mistakes. The fact that he wasn't being aggressive suggests that he was on some kind of draw, weak pair, or maybe 2 over-cards. I don't even slow-play pocket Aces, let alone TT with an Ace kicker.
However, as played and considering you were so close to the final table, I'd be reluctant to call his bet on the river. I've been in that situation in the past. If you don't call where you're probably beat anyway, you still have a chance of picking up pocket Aces or some other monster on the next hand (or even 76o that completes ). It's happened to me more than once, where I've gone from last place to the top 1, 2 or 3 by resisting the urge to see the other guy's cards.