I got lazy with my response obv, but I just want to second everything that WVH said, word for word. Flatting the minbets is almost definitely +EV since we don't need villain to pay us off for that much later in a hand (ie implied odds, hence my posting the article about it) for the play to be profitable. WVH explained pretty well why raising is far superior though, don't really have to add anything there.
Originally Posted by CistaCista
Ok, but I am playing 2NL. The philosophy here (that I am following) is never to make a bluff like that or a c-bet if you missed the flop, because donks at 2NL they don't fold.
But I will keep the raise idea in mind and maybe try it out, definitely will try it if I move up in levels.
Pot equity + fold equity = aggression
We have pot equity in that we have outs to improve to the best hand. So even if villain calls, we still have those times where we improve to the best hand, now have a bigger pot to value bet into, and can commit villain/ourselves more easily.
The more equity we have in a pot, the less fold equity we need to make a bet profitable.