- Do you bet every time?
- How much do you bet?
- Do you bet the same amount every time?
- Do you bet the same if you hit the flop vs. not hitting it?
- Do you bet at all if you miss the flop?
- What if someone else bets first…do you raise, call, fold…does it depend on your holding? Other factors?
- Your C-Bet says, “I believe I still do.”
- If you don’t bet, you say the opposite.
- If you bet and your opponent raises, THEN you can concede that you might not have the best hand. Or you can re-raise to insist that you do.
- If I am up against a weak player, or a player who has fewer chips than I, and I miss the flop, I will always make my C-Bet unless I hit a monster (trips, straight, nut flush), in which case I check, planning to make a bet on the turn. Weak players don’t think about the monster, but whether they can take the hand away from you, and, if they have something by the turn, they’ll bet for you. I have no idea why this is, but it’s been my experience that this happens.
- If there is someone yet to play behind me (in other words, I made my initial raise and I was not last to act), I will C-Bet only if the flop fits. I just have a thing about being squeezed is all (yes, it’s a leak).
Remember, in our previous post we called betting an “investment” and you must always remember that you’re trying to increase your stack by taking chips from your opponents. You do so by investing some of your chips to get more back. Use them wisely, and make certain you get the most out of your investment.
And that’s what we will discuss next time…more bang for your buck.