Dissecting The Donk Bet

Learn dealing with a donk bet

In this course we will study donk betting.

What you’ll learn

  • What to look for in an opponent.
  • Why small draws benefit from donk leading.
  • Statistics analysis.
  • Opponent’s HUD breakdown.
  • Ways to avoid losses.
  • Finding leaks in your opponent’s play.
  • Why we don’t donk-lead pairs.
  • How we can identify donk-bettors.
  • Flopzilla analysis.
  • Playing a mediocre draw.
  • Donk leading with a flush-draw.
  • One pair in a 3-way pot.
  • 3-bet semi-bluffing.
  • Playing from the big blind.

Course Content

  • Part 1 –> 3 lectures • 1hr 14min.
  • Part 2 –> 2 lectures • 54min.
  • Part 3 –> 2 lectures • 56min.
  • Part 4 –> 2 lectures • 55min.

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In this course we will study donk betting.

While preparing this course I used 2,000+ real tournament hands with buyins varying from $20 to $5,000.

We will cover the following:

  • When it became a play
  • It started making logical sense
  • What to look for in an opponent
  • Why small draws benefit from donk leading
  • The questions for a donk leading hands
  • Statistics examples and analysis
  • Some traditional donk bets
  • Why are we double barreling?
  • Take out guess work
  • A lot of practice
  • Compare the HUDs
  • Ways to avoid losses
  • Stack sizes good for a check-raise
  • Ranges
  • Reverse implied odds
  • Opponent’s HUD breakdown
  • Finding leaks in your opponent’s play
  • Hand breakdown
  • Mentioning GTO
  • More statistics analysis
  • The more you open the harder it’s to defend
  • Why we don’t donk-lead pairs
  • How we can identify donk-bettors
  • If their fold to c-bet is low
  • Questions and answers
  • Lead a brick
  • Flopzilla analysis
  • Hand breakdown
  • Equity to call
  • Double barreling
  • Hand examples when we’re raised
  • Polorized range
  • Playing a mediocre draw
  • Donk leading with a flush-draw
  • When we 3-bet the flop
  • More hand analysis
  • One pair in a 3-way pot
  • What if you’re in the small blind
  • Multiway pots
  • Learn by questioning
  • 3-bet semi-bluffing
  • Playing from the big blind
  • Balancing
  • Running above expectation
  • General questions

Donk betting is a strong move when used effectively. You need to understand when to donk bet and you also need to know how to deal with donk bets when your opponents use it.

After studying this course you will add more tactical moves to your poker arsenal.


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