You asked: How do you exploit Donk bets?

Is it bad to donk bet?

Donk-betting is the only way to prevent in-position player from checking back and realizing the equity of his overcards. On low to middling dynamic flop textures — ones with many turn cards that could change the distribution of equity — it is more acceptable to donk in order to prevent Villain from taking a free card.

When should you donk bet?

In short, any time there is an aggressor from the prior street, and they are denied an opportunity to continue their aggressive lead in the hand by being bet into on the current street, that’s a donk bet. Now that we are clear on what donk betting is, let’s talk about some situations one might wish to use a donk bet.

What is Donk leading?

A leading bet made postflop and from out of position, usually small, that usually comes from the non-aggressor in the hand. E.g., in no-limit hold’em a player on the button raises and the big blind calls to create a pot of 1,500, then after the flop the big blind leads for 300.

What is an Overlimp?

Overlimping, or limping behind, is the act of choosing to limp AFTER one (or more) players have already limped preflop. Not to be confused with open-limping (being the first person to enter a pot preflop by limping in), overlimping can have some serious advantages when done properly.

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What to do when someone donk bets into you?

Against players who bet marginal made hands, figure out if they will fold to aggression. If they will, raise with all your bluffs and call all your better made hands. If they will not fold to aggression, raise with your best hands and call with your marginal made hands and draws.

Why do they call it a donk bet?

Then after the flop the player in the big blind leads out with a bet — called a “donk bet” because (as Nitsche explains) “usually inexperienced players would do it,” not realizing the importance of position when making that leading bet.

What is a good Vpip and PFR?

Solid regulars generally have a VPIP/PFR between 19/17 and 25/23. As you move up in stakes, the rake (the amount taken from each pot by the poker room) decreases as a percentage of the pot and players are able to use wider ranges. Winning regulars often have statistics closer to 28/20 or 27/19 at the higher stakes.