Originally Posted by c9h13no3
Why is that the case? Shouldn't I be adapting my c-betting frequency & size to my opponents tendencies rather than my own "style"? Hell, for that matter, shouldn't I be adapting my own style to my opponent's tendencies?
Also, just because I raise 95s on the button doesn't mean that I don't c-bet everytime I hit a 9, 5, or a draw I'm willing to continue with.
Well you kind of hit the nail there, when you raise wide on the button, you are certainly going to bet out with a 9 or a 5. But most of the time there wont be a 9 or a 5 (but you still want to c-bet) and even when there is a 9 and a 5 you are going to be beat a decent percentage if called, so with weaker ranges we want to be playing smaller pots because even bad villians tend to play a bit better in larger pots.
This is why my open raise size on the button is 2.5bb, its cheap, its a weak range, and its aimed against players who fold very easily.
Contrast that to when I have a SB/BB who loves top call, my steal range tightens up, but my raise size now increases, because when I open its for value rather than a steal.
So the adaption becomes the preflop range ity tightens or loosens, but then the bet size has to also change in line with the ranges overall strength.