re: Poker & board texture/cbet
Yeah I can see where you are comming from and a c-bet is definately used to keep the agression by the initial pre-flop raiser.
However, where I see it differently to you is all of the examples you gave were what I would class as value bets. You are puttung money in the pot because you have a hand worth being paid for. It is most likely the best.
Most people say that you should c-bet between 60-70% of the time.
As you know the chances of hitting a flop are about 30%.. we are always told the villian will miss about 70% of the time... so we miss 70% too.
So a c-bet is made far more often than we actually hit.
Therefore a c-bet is normally a buff combined with a probe bet.,
aspect is that it looks like a value bet.
If you were to play a theoretical 'honest' game of poker where you only bet when you had legitamate reasons to do so you would never c-bet.
You see in theory (without any deceptional purposes) a bet means that you have improved. When you hit a flop you bet and when you miss you check... you have not improved and so there is no need to bet. Your opponent may have checked to you .. so why dont people want a free card?
Obviously poker is quite decepive and so you also bet to drive out lesser hands and this is really the purpose of a c-bet. If you betwith AK and your opponent called with 99, and neither hit the flop, he is ahead. If the hand is checked down then he will win. But as you initiallly raised, he may fold if you show agression.. this is really a bluff (if you knew exactly what he held at this point) - but you wont or probably wont.. so you c-bet.. you are both probing and bulffing at the same time.
Now if you heald JJ and hit a J on the flop, your reason to bet changes.. here you wnt to build a pot appropriate to the size of the hand you have.. so you bet for value. Here you might actually check, feeling that the flop is unlikely to have hit you opponent and that he may fold to any bet. checking here is like a delayed value bet.. you are doing it inoreder to gain more bets on future streets.
If your opponent is generally more agressive then you wil most likely bet the flop hoping he calls.. but this is not a c-bet.. its not a continuation of the preflop bet.. this is done for value because your hand had improved and so the pot needs to be grown.
Thats my take on it anyway