Donk Bet

  • A donk bet is a bet from out of position into the player with the betting lead.
    A donk bet is a bet which is made OOP postflop by the player that doesn't have the betting lead. A bet that can catch the opponent(s) off guard, since it's not following a regular pattern.



    The name donk bet comes from the word donkey, which suggests that this kind of bet is an odd one. A "donkey" just betting and not paying attention to the game and thus betting out of the "regular order". However, donk bets are regularly, if rarely, used by strong players.




    Example 1 wrote:

    Player 1 (EP) folds
    Player 2 (MP) folds
    Player 3 (CO) raises to 30
    Player 4 (BTN) folds
    Player 5 (SB) folds
    Player 6 (BB) calls 20

    ---flop---
    Player 6 (BB) bets 35
    Player 3 (CO) folds



    Player 6 in this example made a donk bet on the flop. Checking to the preflop raiser would have been more "natural".


    Example 2 wrote:

    Player 1 (EP) folds
    Player 2 (MP) raises to 30
    Player 3 (CO) folds
    Player 4 (BTN) folds
    Player 5 (SB) folds
    Player 6 (BB) calls 20

    ---flop---
    Player 6 (BB) checks
    Player 2 (MP) bets 30
    Player 6 (BB) calls 30

    ---turn---
    Player 6 (BB) bets 70
    Player 2 (MP) folds


    In this example Player 6 made a donk bet on the turn. Checking the turn to the flop aggressor would have been expected.



    Example 3 wrote:

    Player 1 (EP) raises to 30
    Player 2 (MP) folds
    Player 3 (CO) folds
    Player 4 (BTN) folds
    Player 5 (SB) folds
    Player 6 (BB) calls 20

    ---flop---
    Player 6 (BB) checks
    Player 1 (EP) bets 40
    Players 6 (BB) calls 40

    ---turn---
    Player 6 (BB) checks
    Player 1 (EP) bets 100
    Player 6 (BB) calls 100

    ---river---
    Player 6 (BB) bets 300
    Player 1 (EP) folds


    In this hand Player 6 waited until the river to make the donk bet.

    3,642 times viewed