Ive had times where i made continuation bets with 8 high and ended up taking the pot. But trust me if i was on a real table at a casino everone could tell i was bluffing
. Im shaking ALOT when doing so.
Position is a BIG factor and the preflop action also will play a huge roll.
I once reraised with 8/4 trying to take the blinds and the other guy his raised money. But i knew there would be chance he'd call.
He either had a big hand or a decent pair.
When the flop showed an ace I decided to bet and see if he'd call or fold.
I raised 2/3 the pot and luckely he folded.
Ive had situations where people would keep calling and i ended up having to show my cards on the showdown.
Continuation bets are hard to perform tho. Position really matters.
Sometimes i call a person his reraise and when the flop dousn't have much high cards i useally do a continuation bet and see if he calls.
You really have to watch out for your opponents playing style.
I once faced a really loose player who kept calling my bets but when i moved all in on the river he folded away.
Aggressive & loose players tend to call you more and hope to hit something or want to scare you away because they know that when calling your bet they show strenght to their hand. But useally you get them to fold on the turn/river (at least to my experience)
Tight players will useally move you all in, go all in themselves or reraise you.
When that happens its a good time to fold (obviously)
My problem is that i tend to do it to often and I end up with people who keep calling me and busting me.