Originally Posted by Effexor
There is no "always" in poker. Being that predictable is dangerous.
To the OP, it depends.
What are the stack sizes?
What is the size of the pot in relation to the stack sizes?
How many people are still in the hand?
Texture of the flop? Is it coordinated, or likely to have hit someone?
Are the people still in the hand named "ATT", "Verizon" or "Vonage" and will call call call you with anything?
What hands have I shown down? Have I shown cbets with air, or just winning hands? My table image?
I was responding to the situation in the OP, 2 callers, flop of Qs,6h,9d. and my answer was, and still is, alwats make a modest c-ber. That's a specific answer to a specific hypothetical.
I don't see that as predictable.
Okay, you got 2 quuck calls, no reraise. Inferenc from this? One call is some kind of draw,J10 possibly ot 78.. I put the pther on pairing the 9s, or Q,marginal kicker.
Either way, the turn cones a blank (4h). You took your shot. time to do one of 2 things, based on you read of the villains, stack size, size of the pot, all that other stuff..A) Check the turn, fold to additional betting from either villain, waut for a better op.OR B) Takr a second stab;push hard, find out where everybody's really at,ie, are they drawing/posing, or do they want to go to war with their hand?
Anyway, your c-bet garnered you info you needed, so you're not sitting around scratching your nads, and it could've taken the pot right there.