Thursday, February 17, 2011

What would you do? #224 - Strong action from a donkey holding an overpair

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Hand History Converter

BB: $85.20 - 42/2 / 1.9%3bet / 3.8 AF / 45% W$SD @ 145 hands
UTG: $50.75
UTG+1: $92.85
UTG+2: $21.25
Hero (MP1): $169.40
MP2: $18.15
CO: $58.95
BTN: $55.10
SB: $20.35

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is MP1 with Kc Kh
3 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 4 folds, BB calls $1

Flop: ($3.25) 2h 8c Jd (2 players)
BB bets $2, Hero calls $2

Turn: ($7.25) Td (2 players)
BB bets $4, Hero raises to $8, BB raises to $12, Hero calls $4

River: ($31.25) 4c (2 players)
BB bets $30.25, Hero ???

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Hero folds

I am almost certain he turned 2 pair JT. If not that, then he had Q9? or 79? I feel, more than likely, he had two pair, though. I've found that time & time again, the donkeys will let you know when they have you beat. Tonight, I'm able to dodge the donk bullet.

Final Pot: $31.25
BB wins $29.70
(Rake: $1.55)


  1. I think we can comfortably fold here. Not sure how I feel about the min raise on the turn

  2. I min raise the turn because I want to realize more value than a line of calling down with a medium strength hand. I think AJ, KJ, QJ are hands that are calling the raise. My intent is to not Baluga this donkey off his hand. I don't think he's going to be threatened by a min raise.

  3. why no raise on the flop? Your hand is likely best, there are worse that will call, and your hand is unlikely to improve... sounds like the perfect spot to raise

  4. As far as raising flop, there are a lot of worse hands to call, but I don't want to blow him off of his bluffs here either. I want him to continue betting into me holding what I figure to be the best hand.


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