Originally Posted by stubzy11
From my experience so far at 10NL a 3.5bb raise over a limper has generally been enough to get the blinds out of the pot. You will occasionally get more callers but wouldn't you expect that at any level?
I don't like the way you think about it. 99 is way ahead of the calling range of a normal 10 nl-er, so you have position and a better hand, why do you want them to fold?
Bet more to try and get only CO to call for more value (that's why it's called isolating, you're isolating 1 player) because you don't want 3 or 4 players in the pot usually.
If you're afraid to cbet without top pair plus, you're missing some value (not that much at 10NL probably considering you'll have to cbet air that gets called by third pair etc.) and more importantly you're not going to get paid enough on your big hands.
Speaking from experience here, was getting frustrating by all the light floats and tried playing a strictly fit/fold game, didn't work because of lack of action on my made hands, from the same fish that were calling stacks in with crap-all vs other players. Could be cognitive bias etc. but I think it happened enough to discount it all being a coincidence.
As a rule, try to have some outs when you cbet a fish even on dry boards, 2 overs will do. Or if the board is something like QJQ I would cbet complete air too.