New strategy to combat C-bets seems to be working
A few weeks ago I was reading a thread on another forum where someone suggested a strategy to combat a c-bet when the flop appears to be a dry one and you are first to act. I've tried it out several times over the last week and it seems to be working fairly well. The basic gist of it is a check-call on the flop and then an aggressive lead bet on the turn, especially when the turn again appears to be dry. I would say that 75% of the time, my opponent has folded after the turn bet.
Another variation is a check-reraise bet on the flop. If they call your re-raise, then you lead with a strong bet after the turn. However, most of the times they have folded to my re-raise. If they call your turn bet, then it's time to back off (unless you have hit something, of course).
I have collected quite a few chips using this strategy in tourneys lately.