Continuation betting is an important tool for a tight-aggressive player. Since you are playing less hands than your opponents, and will miss the flop a good percentage of the time, a good continuation بت فوروارد بدون فیلترشکن strategy can make all the difference. Here we will discuss what a continuation bet is, when to make one, and how this can increase your profits.
What is a Continuation Bet? Continuation betting, referred to in short-speak as ” ‘C’ betting”, refers to a bet on the flop by a player who raised pre-flop. It is considered a continuation bet whether or not they have actually connected with the flop. For example, you are at a $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em poker table holding A-Q in middle position. The action folds around to you, and you make a raise of 3.5x the big blind, to $7.
The player on the button makes the call; everyone else folds. The flop comes down A-7-T, making you top pair with a strong kicker. You then make a $10 “continuation bet” into the $17 pot. Making a continuation bet means that you showed aggression pre-flop by raising, and followed it up with a bet on the flop. Typically you will want to make continuation bets that are around ½ to ¾ the size of the pot. By using continuation bets both when you do flop your hand and when you miss, your opponents will have trouble discerning whether the flop has actually hit you.
When to Make a Continuation Bet As mentioned above, you do not want to limit your continuation bets to the times when you make your hand. When you were the pre-flop raiser in the hand, it is a good idea to continuation bet about 60-70% of the time, whether you have hit the board or not. In a multi-way pot you will have a much tougher decision as to whether or not to come out firing on the flop. Be careful if your opponents start to check raise your continuation bets often, you will need to adjust your continuation betting strategy accordingly.
C-Bet When You Hit, C-Bet When You Miss There are two things that you are able to accomplish by making a continuation bet when you connect with the flop as in the above situation. One, you are protecting your strong hands against the potential drawing hands of your opponents. By making a significant continuation bet, you are offering them improper odds to chase you down by seeing fourth and fifth streets cheaply. Secondly, you are adding deception to your game.
Now you’re thinking, “What’s so deceptive about betting out with a big hand?” And you’re right, it would be a straight-forward play if you only bet when you hit those big hands on the flop. By betting a good percentage of the time when you hit the flop, as well as when you miss, you make it very difficult for your opponents to judge the strength of your hand.
Sometimes you will flop a big draw, and you will make a continuation bet that is a semi-bluff as well. Lets say you have raised with J-T in middle position, been called by the big blind, and see a flop of 2-8-9. You have no pair, but you do have two over cards, and an open-ended straight draw. Here continuation betting keeps you in control of the hand, allows you to control the odds you are paying to draw, and deceives your opponents about your holdings.
Your opponent may assume that you have a hand like J-J, and decide to lay down a hand like middle pair, which at this point is ahead of you. If your opponent just calls, as many inexperienced players often will with marginal holdings in a situation like this, then you have given yourself another opportunity to make the best hand, or win the hand with a bet on the turn. On fourth street, you get to re-evaluate what course of action you wish to take again, knowing that you have control of the betting action, thanks to your well-conceived continuation bet.