Originally Posted by F Paulsson
I open A7s always in that spot, and 87/76 some of the time (versus bad players/tight blinds). I c-bet more or less always in position and maybe three times out of four out of position. I haven't really "figured out" c-betting yet, so these percentages and the ranges for when I do it or not will end up under revision at some point in the (near) future.
So from villain's point of view, it's somewhat credible that you would have a 7, but your c-bet certainly doesn't mean that yet and they are perfectly entitled to make a move on you.
I think for both hands, you should mostly fold when you started with two high cards and mostly continue in the hand when you started with a pocket pair. Because with a pair you have a decent chance to win the hand at showdown if the betting slows down, while you will most likely need to get villain to fold to win the hand when you have high cards only.
First hand, you have position so a flat call is fine for me, then you can reconsider depending on villain's line on the turn. The second hand I'd either reraise of fold because it will become impossible to play OOP.
As a final note, ALWAYS c-betting when in position is not a great idea. That's one of the easiest pattern for your opponents to notice and it's clearly exploitable.