Originally Posted by GCB
I have a problem with them. I don't like them. I usually just end up losing the money. If I miss the flop, I don't like to bet, except for the occasional situational bluff and semi-bluff.
If you raised pre-flop and hit big, you are often going to check till the turn anyway. So your opponent isn't necessarily going to "know" whether you missed or hit.
But some people seem to think a continuation bet is usually in order.
Any thoughts? Thanks.
... this is from tournament-play standpoint...
If you're c-betting a larger percentage of the time, then when you do hit the flop hard you fire out a c-bet as per usual (I would only check a big hand on the flop occassionally, with intentions of c/r, c/c so that when I do check a flop I won't always have villain firing out and taking it down from me... (mixing it up so that villain can't exploit you as easily).
CHecking a big hand on the flop and then c/c is pretty transparent,.. .whereas firing out a typical c-bet you will be building a big pot in hopes of getting your big hand paid off BIG (ie. depending upon villain/table/my image/etc., I will often fire out a c-bet when I flop a set,... especially against the trickly lag who will often be floating my c-bets with intentions of taking it away from me on the turn (then I might even check the turn vs. this villain in hopes of them firing out a large bet thinking they're taking it away from me.... << of course this depends upon many factors, board texture, past hands vs. villain, image, what villain thinks I am thinking, etc. etc.).....vs. the Loose Calling station I will just fire another barrel on the turn and take them to value town.
There are tons of good articles on c-betting and yah.. it's not so easy to just auto-fire a c-bet in hopes of taking it down but for the most part I will still be firing on most flops vs. one opponent, but depending upon many factors.