I just played this hand, and I was surprised by Player3's raise:
***** Hand History for Game 1111111111 ***** (Party) Tourney Hand NL Texas Hold'em - Friday, September 05, 08:27:03 ET 2014 Table Double or Nothing (112500725) Table 1 (Real Money) Seat 2 is the button Seat 3: Player3 ( $4650.00 USD ) - VPIP: 37, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 2.3, Hands: 51 Seat 5: Player5 ( $70.00 USD ) - VPIP: 19, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 0.4, Hands: 69 Seat 1: Player1 ( $1700.00 USD ) - VPIP: 22, PFR: 8, 3B: 8, AF: 0.0, Hands: 51 Seat 2: Hero ( $5580.00 USD ) Player3 posts small blind [$300.00 USD]. Player5 posts big blind [$70.00 USD]. ** Dealing down cards ** Dealt to Hero [ As 3h ] Player1 folds Hero calls [$600.00 USD] Player3 raises [$900.00 USD] Hero folds ** Dealing Flop ** [ 3s, 4d, 3d ] ** Dealing Turn ** [ 5h ] ** Dealing River ** [ 7h ] Player3 shows [Ah, Qh ] Player5 shows [Jd, 5d ] Player3 wins $1660.00 USD from main pot Player5 wins $210.00 USD from main pot
I would have thought it was obvious, you should just check this hand down, no matter how good it is. But since I never studied SNG DON tactics (apart from what I've read on the forum), I thought I would ask you guys, before getting all sanctimonious about it...
Would you have limp-checked the hand down, if you were Player3? And is there any situation where you'd want to do anything else with the tiny stack all-in? Perhaps when you are short stacked yourself...
Personally I don't even look at the cards in this situation (both relatively healthy stacked against a small stack all-in), and just hit check as soon as the button appears.
Joined: Jan '09
Age: 46 (M)
Only reason for a player, who knows what he is doing and how don works, to raise this hand is collusion.
I mean he wants to protect shortstack and trieto push other players out of the hand to go HU with him raising his odds to win the hand. But I guess if collusion was going on there you already should have noticed it.
So my thoughts are: raise is a donk (at least in DONs) and you shoud take a note on him and join all DONs where you see him registered.