What is a Donkey in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 28, 2024


The poker term donkey is a demeaning way of calling a player unskilled, unknowledgeable, and overall a very bad player. Donkeys typically have a loose and aggressive playstyle accompanied by a lot of mistakes.

Donkey Poker Example:

One of the most common signs that a player is a donkey is if they are overplaying hands with low winning odds. For instance, they might play an 8 2 or 9 2 offsuit hand rather than folding, which is something experienced players would recommend doing.

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