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why is it the norm to check to the pre-flop aggressor?
September 9, 2017
7:51 pm
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Why do you  teach us to normally check to the preflop raiser?  It seems like donk betting would be a show of strength, but I’ve read in a few places that it shows weakness.  What am I missing?

September 11, 2017
6:39 pm
Alton - MicroGrinder Poker
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So think about it methodically. Think about your pre-flop range as the caller versus the raiser’s range. Who’s is stronger? The pre-flop raiser.

Therefore, who should have the stronger hand post-flop? The pre-flop raiser.

With a perceived strong range, the pre-flop raiser should be c-betting a decent frequency, even on a missed flop. When we check, we allow him to bet his entire range and then check/call with good showdown value hands, check/fold junk, or check/raise decent semi-bluffs or bluffs.

If we lead out as a donk bet, if the pre-flop raiser has junk, he’ll fold (so we get no value). If he has a strong hand we might get raised which puts us in a awkward spot “okay” hands.

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