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The PokerSnowie Video Quiz series aims to answer the question: "what is the right play?" It is a set of poker coaching videos presented by French professional poker player Sharp. In each video, Sharp sets up an interesting hand in the "Scenarios" tool of PokerSnowie and explains how to analyse the situation and learn from PokerSnowie's advice, based on the Game Theory Optimal model.

"To donk or not to donk"? That is the question.

Should you donk bet on the flop?



In today's PokerSnowie Video Quiz, Sharp explores the concept of donk betting.

Try to answer the following quiz question and then find out the answer in the video:

Stakes are $1/$2 on a 6-max table:
The button opens to 7 and you call from the Small Blind with AJs.
What should your action be on the AdTd5s flop?
  • Donk bet Pot?
  • Donk bet half pot?
  • Check Fold?
  • Check Call?
  • Check Raise?




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Sharp is a French maths postgraduate and a probability engineer turned professional backgammon player in 1999. French number 1 for 4 years, having won all the largest Backgammon tournament titles, he moved on to Poker in 2004. He has since then built an impressive record and stands amongst the best French MTT players. Nowadays Sharp spends most of his time coaching and producing coaching videos, in particular for, where he is one of the lead instructors.



Hi Sharp, Thx for very interesting video! You don't mention the flush draw, in the limit I play, a lot of players will cbet with the flush draw, and I would think it is an argument for taking the initiative? What will you do if you are called on two barrels and a diamond comes out? If you brake, then most opponents will bet strong to get you out. So do you have to apply max pressure, but then won't you be called only by two pairs or better?
Hello Jeff, Betting with a draw is a bit like betting as a bluff. It should come only as a bonus in situations where we are able to bet for value with strong hands.
Hey Sharp, I m playing and training hard with Snowie. I managed to play 25K hand and rated world class by Snowie in 6 max micro limit ( I m french ). Are you interested to discuss about it , since few french player are using Snowie ?
Bonjour, First of all congrats for training hard and your brilliant results. Of course I would be happy to discuss with you. I am also a coach on a French website: You can find me easily on the forums there. A bientôt !