re: Poker & A poll: Is continuation betting in this spot a bluff?
Originally Posted by Pothole
I disagree, a continuation bet, is a semi push to a raised caller to see how strong they are. eg. on the button you raise the pot with QQ and get one caller, flop is 259 rainbow, is a cb betting the pot in this situation a semi bluff?
I don't think so, you have the board beat and if said caller either pairs the board or has the board beat or has 2 cards higher than the board he calls again, he may have two pair or trips, you have to decide would he call the initial raise with either a 25 29 59 hand? or does he have 2 over cards and is hoping to catch, if the turn is neither K or A, push all in. ( He may check later due to your show of strength giving you a free card on a later round?) a check is looking for a free card and will prolly fold to a continuation bet !
Change this scenario slightly to you holding not QQ, but 65 suited, or 89, would the 65 cb be a bluff? would the 89 cb be a bluff?
TP, can't really be considered a bluff, but middle pair could be.
So the OP example of the AK, semibluff isn't really a bluff either. Most of the time, it is the best hand at that instant, and thus can hardly be called a bluff, semi or otherwise.
Let them eat cake! WTF!, ,no cake option?