Originally Posted by switch0723
If we are 'bluffing' as you say, then the only hands that are folding are ones that we beat
Sure, this may be a downside to c-betting. However, extracting value from the bottom of his range, and not getting value-towned by the part that beats us is going to be damn near impossible OOP. And if you want to extract value from 99 or 67, the best way to do it is by betting the flop.
If we c-bet, its profitable if villain folds around 40% of the time, and we can almost always accomplish that. Its a line I know is profitable, and its pretty much my default line here readless. This is similar to Clarkmeister theorem (where we bet all hands on a flush board, even though we might not get called by worse, because we know the bluff is profitable because it folds out X% of his range). The bottom line is that when your fold equity is high (and in this case it is), just bet unless you've got a much better line that's much higher in EV.
I think re-jamming over his min-raise is.... optimistic at best.