So I was playing a week ago at the casino and I thought I would bring up something that went down at the table. There was a donk that brought her stack up to 2300 at a $5/5 nl table. I sat down at the table late in to her session. I could tell that she was inexperienced because she kept on making string bets. She kept on going back and forth to her stack even after constantly being told by the dealer.
One particular hand between the donk and a regular made me laugh. The board was 95A9k (no 3 flush board) and there was about $700 in the middle before the river came. The donk was first to act on the river and she put out $100 before trying to go to her stack for more chips. The dealer called a string bet. The regular immediately announced raise and put out $300. The donk didn’t even think and said “I Call You All-In”. The dealer announced that she was All-In. The regular who obviously had a 9 believed that he was ahead of the donks range and called after two minutes of thinking. The donk turned over A9 for the winner.
I didn’t say anything as I wasn’t in the hand. Heck I wanted the donk to get all of the chips. After the hand I mentioned that the phrasing in which the girl went all in was justifying a call. If the regular would have made this apparent during the hand and called the floor I believe he would just have had to turn over his cards and the all in bet would not have stood.
I believe a similar situation happened like this against Kathy Liebert in a major tournament. The floor was called over and the ruling was that the player just had to call her bet.
Don’t make the mistake of being a donk. Make sure you properly phrase your bets. You wouldn’t want to get donk status for the rest of your life.