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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Countering The C-Bet

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Oct 14, 2015


The continuation bet is an effective, commonly-used tool. If you want to beat no-limit hold’em, you need to develop a counter strategy. Playing a “fit or fold” strategy against aggressive opponents is a surefire way to go broke. It was Labor Day weekend, a Las Vegas poker specialty time. At the Venetian, the $2-$5 players were jamming. One passive tourist called from under the gun (UTG), an aggressive local made it $20, another tourist called, and I tossed in $15 more with 10 9 in the big blind. The upfront caller called, and we took the flop four-handed with $80 in the pot. The flop came 8 6 3, I knuckled, the UTG tourist checked, and Mr. Aggressive-Local continuation bet $35, with the tourist folding right behind him. While I contemplated my decision, Mr. UTG-Tourist behind me went back to watching the TV, a strong indication he would fold. I ...

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