Join more than , active members on our forum. October 22nd, 9: Differences between a donk and a fish. For him to come over the top for all his chips was pretty much a donk a bet, considering that pretty much most of a lot of player's raising range mine for sure would not only have most likely put villain behind a bigger pair on the flop, but also given his opponent lots of bigger straight possibilities. Someone may be a winner a 50NL, but a fish at 1kNL. I can see your point that your KK got beat but if you are close to the bubble in any tourney you must expect different plays.
I would say the opposite Donkey; is some one that only looks at his own hand and as he has a pair of Jacks for instance thinks he can go all in without considering anything. Fish; is some one thats on a a straight or flush draw and bets in the 'hope' he may catch regardless. Dont like calling people either but heres one version what it might mean: Terrible player that will always be terrible and makes dumm moves.
I've always thought of fish as being weaker players, soft spots, or marks. Someone may be a winner a 50NL, but a fish at 1kNL. Whereas a donk is just a horrible player. I think a fish is more like a calling station. A donk to me is people that go all in on flush draws or any draw for that matter, when they absolutely know they are beat but still push knowing that you have to call. Originally Posted by Irexes.
A player who has no clue about the game Donk: A player who has no clue about the game but thinks he does Basically, fish are those recreational players who play for the fun of it and don't really care. Donks are those guys that have a tiny bit of knowledge about the game, but it's so incomplete that it's counter-productive.
Donks like to say "ty" after they've won a big pot. And they call other players donkeys without realizing they're in a pot meet kettle scenario. July 24th, , 1: July 24th, , 3: Well from my experience most of the time if someone gets called a donk it's because they sucked out.
Mostly I've heard fish used about someone else, and donk about the person whoever is talking to. Ive always thought a fish is someone who goes chasing straights, flushes or keeps calling when there is a really good chance they are loosing. Calls against pot odds and plays bad hands out of position. Someone who is out of their depth and can be picked off by the better players. A donk is someone who just puts their money in with rubbish, often all in when only the blinds are in play.
July 24th, , 4: I like fcumred definition as at one time or another we all have played like donks or fish depending on your pschological mood at the time.
You beat a fish because he plays the wrong hands. A donk beats you playing the wrong hands. July 24th, , 6: A donk is the guy that beat you when you went all in with jacks and didn't think about anything else. The Poker Player's Bible. Poker for Dummies, Mini Edition.
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Retrieved 1 August Winning Concepts in Draw and Lowball 2nd ed. Two Plus Two Publishing. Small Stakes Hold 'Em 1 ed. Poker Tips that Pay. November 20th, , I have always understood the term donk to be short for donkey, and in poker to refer to jackass that is too stubborn like a donkey to release their hand when they should know that they are behind. The term getting donked or being donked, I would think, would refer to a situation in which a player being behind, and as someone else mentioned above, is not getting the right price to make the call, does so anyway and then sucks out on you.
In heavystack's example, I can't fault the villain for calling a pre-flop raise with pocket 8s. But when the flop comes J-Q, I would think that villain would have to consider the kinds of hands that his opponent might have raised with. Considering the numerous combinations of cards from A-K down to A, K-Q to K, Q-J, Q, J, or any hand with a 10, J or Q in it, he probably should have come to the realization that he was, more than likely, behind. So for him to make the call, I assume hoping for a 9 to give him a straight, would have been a donk call.
For him to come over the top for all his chips was pretty much a donk a bet, considering that pretty much most of a lot of player's raising range mine for sure would not only have most likely put villain behind a bigger pair on the flop, but also given his opponent lots of bigger straight possibilities.
The villain wouldn't know this for sure, but more than likely never slowed down to even consider the possibility. That is what makes donks donks. They don't try to put their opponents on hands, or see much of anything other than their own hands.
So when villain hits the 8 to make a set on the river, I would definitely say that yes, heavystack, you got donked there. There are a lot of meanings of this word in different languages. Join the Conversation at CardsChat. CardsChat is an online poker community of , members in countries.
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