I know there have been many threads written about this and I did a search but it was hard to find exactly what I was looking for. So I thought I would start in hopes I can clean up this possible leak and help others.
The topic is exactly what to do when we have KK (or a supposed high pocket pair) and an ace flops and we face a donk. It seems everytime this happens I often find myself in no-mans land.... and I go for a hero fold - sometimes folding the best hand.
Here are two situations where I think I made bad lay-downs.
Villain is an erratic baby boomer rec player. No reads at this point in the session other than I saw him bluff raise the turn (insta mucked when called otr). When he's the pf aggressor I saw him check the flop (not cbet) twice but raise the turn when the other players stabbed at it. Still early in the session though - I know he's a wealthy rec player.
Villain opens UTG. it folds to hero who 3! K
. It folds to tight passive old man in the bb who calls two. UTG calls.
3w flop 9.5sb: A
- bb checks, villian donks, hero folds not sure what bb is going to do.
Villain is a dealer playing on the tight aggressive side. I saw him cr/3 a set otf multiway - but otherwise has a good taggy winning table image.
villian limps utg. folds to hero in LJ who raises K
. Folds to villian who calls.
HU flop 5sb: A
- villian donks, hero folds.
I'd say this is such a common thing in our game I'd be happy if people posted their big PP hands (TT-KK) of which they face a flop or a turn with an overcard. We can get a good discussion going on how to deal with such situations as I know I struggle with them still and could use some guidance. If mods don't like this feel free to change the title for me and delete this paragraph. thank you.