Pocket Jacks can feel impossible to play. Even with an overpair to the board, it’s tricky to decide if we should bet or check when the river improves the obvious flush draw.
SplitSuit analyzes this 5NL PokerStars Zoom hand where Alex raises a donk bet, barrels the turn, and opts to check behind when the flush comes in. The major discussion points are:
1. When to, and when not to, raise the flop donk bet
2. Why a bigger turn bet is mandatory
3. Which players we need to bet the river against