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Old 08-03-2017, 06:27 AM   #1
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Missing value in the micro's?

Hey guys!

Some short question about this hand, do I miss value by playing this hand aggro in the micro's?

No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (5 handed) - Converted at

Button ($4.69)
Hero (SB) ($6.99)
BB ($9.52)
UTG ($9.75)
MP ($8.02)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 6, 6
UTG raises $0.15, 1 fold, Button calls $0.15, Hero calls $0.13, 1 fold

Flop: ($0.50) 6, J, 2 (3 players)
Hero bets $0.20, UTG raises $0.65, 1 fold, Hero raises $2.20, 1 fold

Total pot: $1.80

The donk lead in the flop is because there are so many hands checking back in his range, each AK/AQ hand probably checks back, every Pair will call and can induce a raise of an overpair?
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Missing value in the micro's?

Are you honestly ever re-raising here as a bluff? (virtually) No one in the micros does. When you do you give away that your hand in very strong and that one pair isn't good enough to call.

You can call this raise and see what happens on later streets. You shouldn't be worried about any cards that come out.

I like your donk lead .
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: Missing value in the micro's?

Your hand is kind of face up when you donk the flop. (You have 66 very often, JJ occasionally, AJ/KJs sometimes, and you never have a draw). When you 3-bet it, you always have a set. Villain can/should fold everything worse than top set. It only makes sense for you to take this line if you think villain is overplaying QQ+ and will always stack off.

Check-raise or check-call the flop. If it checks through, you can lead turn or check-raise that. The flop is so dry that there is no harm in seeing a turn, even multiway. It can actually benefit you to let the UTG player hit top pair or a Broadway draw. Donking into his AK/AQ/KQ on the flop just makes him fold hands that might have made a (delayed) c-bet.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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Re: Missing value in the micro's?

Just out of curiosity is there a reason why you are slamming the gas and flooring it on the flop? (Donk bet/raising)

What im hoping for is check/call flop and check/raise turn and bet/get it all in river.

You can also bet turn if it's like the 10 or Q spades, something that villain might check behind and have decent equity
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: Missing value in the micro's?

Only hands you are maybe going to get value out of by donking the flop are 77-TT that would have checked behind. You're not going to get AQ to call and actually if someone has that hand you want him to either bluff or check behind and possibly hit top pair on the turn. Overpairs aren't going to raise, if you think they are then you probably do that in which case that isn't good.
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