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    My local casino ran another freeroll tonight, with first prize being an all-expenses paid trip to this year's World Series of Poker Main Event. Here is a hand I played, I would really like to see what everyone else would have done in this hand.

    We have in the cutoff. There is one limper when it gets to us. With blinds of 150/300 and a stack of $16,000, we make it $1200 to go. The blinds fold: the limper, in MP, calls.

    The flop:



    The limper/caller now donk bets $1300 into a pot of $2850.

    What's our move?

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    Make it about 5000, which is about a third of our stack. Make it clear we are not folding, and we're not. We'll call a shove and we will shove the turn. He might have a pair like 99 or 77, he might have QJ or J9 or something like that, but I doubt he has a set. Make him pay. If he does have the set, bravo to him for changing it up.

    You stated no reads so I'm going with the general idea that most guys will slowplay their set OP. If he has two-pair somehow, oh well... we'll spike something. :)
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    Reads are:
    He isnt very good, he thinks everyone else in general is bad, and he gets angry when things don't go his way.

    I agree I should have reraised him. I just called to see what the turn would bring, and it brought a low heart to now give me TPTK and the nut flush draw.

    He bet half pot into me again! Since I was already getting expressed odds, and since I felt I could stack him if I hit, if I wasn't ahead already, I just called.

    The river was another T. I now have 3 tens with an ace kicker. He bets $2000. What's our move?

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    BTW, Ryck, I saw your reply the other day in the other thread about your current status.
    I'm sorry if I sounded harsh. I don't know what I'd do if all my playing options were removed. I can totally understand everything you've said. And if anyone had reason to bail on this place, it was you. I'm glad you've hung around.

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    And yes, from the flop on, I'm not folding. Thank you. If he had a pair better than tens, he wouldn't have limped it to me preflop. He knows that I raise and then c-bet heads-up nearly 100% of the time. I was sure this is why he donk bet into me.
    The difference is, I can release if I don't have anything. If I continue, that says something else entirely.
    TBH, I put him on KT or even worse, maybe QT or even JT suited.

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    I couldn't see him for a pair higher than tens, he was an idiot if he did. J9 or 67s or 78s or something like that. Possibly a lower pair but if so, I wouldn't think more than a stab at the flop was in order. And how is he betting into me with a set? He knows how aggressive I am. And he should know I'm never calling his donk bets unless I'm drawing to the winner.

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    I think I'm just calling the river...
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    Considering the way you've played the hand, I just call now. If you shove I just don't think he'll call anything that isn't T8 or another set that made a boat. You pretty much eliminated the set from his range from what you said so that is the only hand that would make some sense.
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    Well, you're almost certainly ahead. Since you called the flop and turn, I doubt your villain would bite if you value raised him. Nevertheless, since he is a bit of a donk, I'd be tempted to do it anyway for the psychology of it. If he calls you and is beat, he'll be tilting and his stack will be vastly diminished. If he folds, it'll play on his mind. Win-win :)

    I would move all in. If he's holding pocket 4s or pocket 8s, then so be it.
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    Yeah, I reraised him for value. He shoved and I called, shocked to see 88.

    I feel like I need to bet there for value all day. When he shoves, I'm never folding.

    Given this hand, and the way it played out, please someone explain to me how wrong I am.

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