Originally Posted by cardsharkboss
this may sound stupid, but isn't the donk bet just a technicality? I mean, I would have raised again pre but the cap stopped me. the capper is only the p/f aggressor on a technicality, if ygm? Is my donk bet then different from, say, betting into the p/f raiser if I had only flatted pre? Hope that makes sense.
I'm still a noob in the grand scheme of things, but I would offer this: Try thinking about it differently and ask the question in terms of how to maximize your value - sometimes that's going to be c/r the p/f aggressor with a strong hand where your almost certain they will cbet (and maybe get some callers) and sometimes that's going to be to donk out to build up a pot with a strong draw and/or to prevent a flop from checking through when you have a strong hand/draw. Just betting out because you would have 5bet pre isn't the right reason - ducy?