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Continuation-Bet Frequency

It depends largely on your opponent

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Apr 16, 2010


Note: What follows is a special preview from Jeff’s upcoming book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha Volume II: LAG Play, slated for a fall 2010 release. Here’s a typical pot-limit Omaha (PLO) situation, one that represents the majority of the hands you will encounter when playing against the blinds. You open with a raise from the button before the flop, and only the big blind calls. The flop comes X-X-X (any three cards), and your opponent checks. The SPR (stack-to-pot ratio) is greater than 8. The question is this: How often do you follow through with a continuation-bet (c-bet)? 50 percent of the time? 75 percent? 100 percent? The answer is that you c-bet as often as you can get away with it without becoming a check-raise magnet. And how often that is depends largely on your opponent. Let’s say that your opponent is the type who never check-raises, never checks and ...

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