Originally Posted by duggs
because if you cbet your middling hands you bloat the pot against hands that have us crushed and fold out the hands we beat. checking takes us one street closer to showdown and allows villain to potentially bluff
Mmm... I'd caveat this because it really depends on your opponent and limit you're playing. I'm too lazy to read the whole thread and maybe this has already been said, but I don't mind c-betting this board vs some regs at mid stakes, but I'd check a larger potion of the time than I would in a single raised pot. And honestly, I'll bet against most of the better regs, and check vs weaker regs and bluff / bomb happy players.
At 2NL though, I think you're going to slightly tighter pre-flop calls, but much loser post flop calls, even in 3-bet pots. And on top of that, you can really control and manipulate the pot however you want to induce worse hands to call w/o much fear of being moved off your hand.
For example, I guarantee you all small pairs are calling this 3-bet, and calling a flop bet. Where if you check, and 2 over cards come on the turn, like a Q or A, none of those hands are calling the turn.
Nothing is static though, so those who are learning (well we're all learning), but earlier on their poker journey, I'd advise betting the flop 1/2 potish sizing. You can probably get 2 streets of value vs worse hands at this level on that kind of board honestly.