I find it curious when players, who (at a minimum) obviously don’t understand pot equity, get upset at the play of those of us who do.
I don’t ever recall being called a donkey (at least not at that stage of a tourney), but I have heard “bully” and “bluffer” when I have repeatedly gone all-in hand after hand (as the cards I am holding warranted).
What, am I supposed to, forget the primary objective here is to “win”? I have been told that such play is “not very nice” and “mean-spirited”. On the contrary, if we accept the premise the primary goal is to “win”, then all other considerations, must by definition, be secondary at best and not worthy of much consideration (so long as poker etiquette is followed).
So I will gladly “play MY cards” the way I think a pro might under similar (as if you can equate real vs. play chips) circumstances. Many times taking away all your opponents’ (and by this time there is usually only a couple) choices, save one, is more than they can figure out how to deal with (regardless of the cards they are holding). Until you figure that at you are basically at the whim of the all-inner and should expect such play to continue until you do, or are knocked out.
Personally, I prefer Ass to Donkey (rectum will do in a pinch - no pun intended), but the last time I intonated the word “Ass” on RP my post was deleted (such is life). I am sure there are some who would agree that I am more like the former than the later, but that is usually because I am taking their chips and/or knocking them out of a tournament.
I recall a thread (though I can’t find it now) asking players what they considered to be the most powerful move/play (I am paraphrasing - I hope) in poker. My answer was (I am amending it slightly - for seat position) the under-the-gun all-in shove.
Keep pushin’ On! - REO Speedwagon