Originally Posted by straytfrush
Given that the your opponent will only hit the flop roughly 40% of the time betting will put a lot of pressure on him. It's a lot harder to call or raise than it is to bet in the first place. Being that this is the case you can bet with a wider range post flop than you can call with. Wouldn't this be a clear advantage?
Your advantage from acting last, is having more information than your opponent.
Being aggressive, betting/raising, CAN be good. It's preferable but it's not necessarily an advantage.
Selective aggression is the key. The more information you have, the better decisions you can make. So, we should be looking to play pots aggressively in position.
It seems like your viewing; having the lead in the betting order and having the option to continuation bet as an advantage. Having position out weighs both.
Your raise pre-flop, get one caller, and see a flop. You've got two options: bet or check. Most of the time, one of them is a mistake.
You make a standard cbet. Your opponent has THREE options: fold, call, or raise. Having more options is an advantage in itself but it doesn't end there. If he decides to proceed than he can control the size of the pot by: calling, min-raising, making a standard raise, or shoving.
If your opponent doesn't know how to take advantage of his position then you might be okay but...
Playing pots against thinking, aggressive, or tricky players OOP is recipe for pain and suffering.