Turn That C-Bet Into A Why-Bet
by Dusty Schmidt | Published: Aug 08, 2012
You only get dealt two cards for yourself in Texas hold’em. Combined with the three cards on the flop, you’re supposed to make some sort of a hand, hopefully a pair or better. It turns out that it’s pretty hard to make a pair. In fact, only one-third of the time will you flop a pair with two unmatched hole cards. Given that it’s so hard to make a hand, the player who bets first often wins the pot. Armed with this knowledge, players will usually fire out a continuation bet when they are the preflop raiser. Most of the time, this is exactly what you should do. But before we look at all of the good reasons and situations to c-bet, let’s look at some of the reasons not to. Stabbing at the pot when you’ve raised before the flop is a natural thing. It’s almost an emotional thing ...
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