This is a discussion on When to bluff Cbet flop and when to check/fold within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; One thing I've always struggled with is knowing when to fire a Cbet on the flop vs when to give up and check/fold the flop
One thing I've always struggled with is knowing when to fire a Cbet on the flop vs when to give up and check/fold the flop (assuming you missed the flop).
1) So if you raised preflop with AKo and the flop is 237 rainbow, are you typically Cbetting this flop?
2) What if you raised preflop with KTs and the flop is Q98 rainbow?
3) And what if you 3bet in a blind war (let's say BB vs BTN) with 33 and the flop is AJ4 with 2 of the same suit?
4) And what if you opened KT of clubs and the flop comes A54 all hearts?
There are countless examples that I could come up with... are there any general rules to know when to give up when you miss the flop versus when to fire a continuation bet on the flop?
4th April 2016, 7:37 PM
This is something I used to struggle with. But something I've found useful is whether or not the board hits my opponents' range poorly enough to warrant a c-bet. Also, just because you have TP/a draw on a board that smashes your opponent's flatting range does not mean you should c-bet, especially IP. Higher up, when you check these boards as the PFR, a lot of people assume that you whiffed and will stab at it, sometimes twice. And by checking strong hands, your range is much more balanced and less exploitable. People can't just barrel off because you check, and you become harder to play against. You also do not want to get blown off your equity on a draw-heavy board. For example you have KQo on a JTxss board IP. I would check here. You get check-raised too often on this type of board. We're IP and want to see a cheap turn/river. I would go for a delayed c-bet.
1) Are you IP or OOP? IP, almost always c-betting unless our opponent is a complete station. OOP check-folding or c-betting with the intention of double barreling on a lot of turn cards are both fine. You may need to triple sometimes. One and done on this board is pretty bad. People float too much. It's helpful to have stats on fold to flop c-bet and turn c-bet.
2) OOP check-fold without BDFD. IP one and done to get 22-77/A-high to fold only because the board is rainbow and we have a GS to the nuts. Also one over.
3) Check-fold. You will get floated by gutters, flush draws, possibly a Jack, and all aces are calling. A flatting range has a lot of suited broadways/suited aces/big aces.
4) One and done 60% c-bet. Our opponent can't continue here with a lot of his flatting range, and we don't need that many folds to make this profitable.
4th April 2016, 8:09 PM
re: Poker & When to bluff Cbet flop and when to check/fold
for example if you first play and on flop is 772,or something like that you bet first in that situation
5th April 2016, 9:44 AM
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Most popular mistake playing Out of Position and making bluff barrel on the turn and river.
As for me, I will use barrels notably in position. I've need seen opponent first flop move to make right decision. More often if he made Cbet on flop OP I will re-raise even with missed flop and he had fold. If he called, and I saw check on the turn, bank will be mine after my NICE bet on the turn. He obviously would be beaten!!!