Originally Posted by 2huskys
Ive started playing micro stakes cash games again, previously heads up sngs, and im wondering if c bets and semi bluff raises with flush draws are profitable. Im guessing most of the ppl are calling stationy so wont work often. is it best just to play fush draws in pos and bet for value.
c-betting can be effective but is opponent and board texture dependent. If villain is loose then you don't want to c-bet flops with an Ace or 2 Broadways unless that is what you have. If the flop comes down Q high or lower with no Broadway draws and is two-tone or rainbow you can usually take down with a c-bet. Vs. weak-tight players who like to set mine in position you can usually c-bet almost any board as they play play fit/fold on the flop.
Raising & re-raising with Nut-flush draws can be very expensive @ 2nl as one of the things that makes this move so profitable is the combination of fold equity and pot equity but when you are against a calling station who will call down if they hit any part of the flop this loses alot of EV as 2 out of 3 times you will miss by the River and you won't be able to bluff to take it down. If you do flop a nut flush draw go ahead and make value bets (1/2 PSB) for the times you hit but when you get to the River and miss it might be best to c/f unless you have a pair, any pair. Then I would make a small 1/4-1/3 PSB, who knows maybe they were drawing too and will fold or maybe they have bottom pair.
If you are against a nit who will not risk their stack without the nuts then go ahead and fire away because they'll likely fold anything but an overpair or set and if they decide to get it all in, if you can be the one calling the remainder of effective stacks off then your equity of 36% in the pot vs the odds
to call make it +EV.