WHAT WOULD A DONKEY DO? (Things You Should NOT Do)
Everyone has a bad hand, a bad beat, or even their Aces cracked now and again. Although this is true, if you find yourself having more bad games than good games you might be a donkey. Fear not, there is a solution. Those of us guilty of more than one of these donkey offenses really need to tighten up our game fast. Below are the strategies a donkey, aka a bad poker player, would do. Remember these are things that you should NOT be doing when playing poker.

Learning how the worst donkeys play poker is a good start. Next you will probably want to follow up by learning some of the best Texas Holdem strategies to improve your game. You may also discover why the player seat positions are important, refer to the poker terms glossary, recognize common player types, or refresh your memory on the rules of Texas Holdem.

Strat #1
"Uhhhh...I Call"
Call every time someone raises the bet. ADVICE: It's okay to fold and it's an important part of the game too.
Strat #2
Always the Bully
Attempt to steal the blinds hand after hand. ADVICE: This may work for a little while but it will usually result in you walking right into a very expensive trap. You could end up losing all of your chips.
Strat #3
Come On River
Call large raises both after the flop and turn in hopes of hitting a gut shot straight on the river. ADVICE: The odds are very low of connecting but the odds are very high that you will not win the hand.
Strat #4
Folding Prematurely
Fold your cards when you can still check for free. ADVICE: Even though your cards might look bad now, the board could still give you a winning hand if you are allowed to see cards for free. Keep in mind that even a 5 high kicker has a chance at winning a pot.
Strat #5
Paying Other Players
Call a large post river bet when you have no hand, no high cards, and there are no more cards left to see. ADVICE: It doesn't make sense to donate a lot more to the pot if you have a terrible hand. Only a fold should be an option at this time.
Strat #6
Any 2 Cards Can Win
Call an All-In bet that would cost over half of your chips when you have bad pocket cards. ADVICE: It is almost never a good idea to make this type of call. Although any two cards can potentially win, the odds are you will usually lose when in this positon. The risk is not worth the reward.
Strat #7
Not Playing the Player
Don't respect a raise by a tight player. ADVICE: If you are in the middle of a tournament or at a cash game, you need to understand how others at the table play. If a player that has been folding 95% of his hands makes a large pre-flop raise, he is likely not bluffing.
Strat #8
Play Every Hand
Pay the minimum bet to see the flop every time there isn't a pre-flop raise. ADVICE: Blinds might seem very small but they really add up. Not only do the blinds accumulate over time rather quickly, many flops may suck you in to make bad and expensive plays in a hand that you should never have been in to begin with.