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Head Games: Continuation Betting and Identifying Hand Ranges in Tournaments

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Dec 11, 2013


Craig Tapscott: Many players continuation-bet (c-bet) way too often and others not enough. Can you indentify some leaks regarding c-betting you have consistently seen during tournament play? Steve Gee: Players today have a much better understanding of aggressive play and the importance of continuation betting. However, I still see too many instances of mistakes made on flops where players don’t truly know when they should or shouldn’t be c-betting. Frequency of c-bets should be dictated by the aggressive or passive nature of your table. I am generally in the 70-80 percent range depending on my table. The general rule is to c-bet on dry boards with three or fewer opponents and to check with wet boards or when there are more than three opponents. Your position will also impact your c-bet frequency, as I bet more often when out of position and will check more often when in position for ...

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