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Continuation-Betting Guidelines in Cash Games

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Sometimes it’s hard to get a straight answer from a professional poker player. Ask three players a question, and you’re liable to get three different answers. Why? Because it depends on the situation, opponent, stack sizes, table image, and many other variables. Head Games will peer deep inside the twisted minds of today’s top players. We’ll reveal why they do what they do in sticky situations. Let the games begin. The Pros: Prahlad Friedman, Aaron Jones, and Taylor Caby Craig Tapscott: What are your options concerning continuation-betting on the flop after being the initial raiser? Prahlad Friedman: In general, people c-bet [continuation-bet] far too often. Players of today don’t like to give up; therefore, c-betting excessively cannot be the best strategy. I prefer giving up on a lot of flops, especially when out of position. An obvious situation to check-fold would be when you raise with A-K offsuit and the ...

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