Originally Posted by Lofwyr
Very often your c-bet is a thin bluff; learning how to c-bet well will give you a feel for discerning good spots from bad ones.
There's not much thin about it. If you c-bet half pot, your bluff only needs to work 33% of the time (you're risking 0.5P to win 1P). Most players fold to c-bets more than 50% of the time.
So while I agree with you that c-betting is a great spot to bluff, I disagree with you that its thin. C-betting is a big fat giant source of edge, and if you're not c-betting at least 55% of the time, you're doing it wrong. Most players c-bet around 70%, and knowing which 70% to c-bet is the key.
Btw, no one fires "numerous bullets" except maniacs. If you've raised preflop, and bet all the way to the river, your opponent's range is going to rarely have hands worth folding in it. Hence why hand reading is important. The #1 thing to consider when bluffing is "does my opponent have hands in his range he will fold?"