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Old 05-13-2005, 01:46 PM
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Default Continuation Bet in NL

You make a big raise. One caller. Flop misses. The flop's texture says "make a continuation bet." How much is a good bet in this case? Pot size? Half pot teaser? Or are we basing it on the flop's specific texture?
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:59 PM
Kurn, son of Mogh Kurn, son of Mogh is offline
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Default Re: Continuation Bet in NL

2/3 - 3/4 pot size is a good rule of thumb as long as you adapt that to the stack sizes (relative to the pot size) of you and your opponent(s).
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: Continuation Bet in NL

What sort of texture says "make a continuation bet"?
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Continuation Bet in NL

I like continuation bets when an overcard that I don't have shows up.

Ex: I raise preflop with AQo, get one caller, and the board comes 7J5. In these cases 1/3 of the pot seems to work well. Fire the bet and take down the pot. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:24 AM
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What sort of texture says "make a continuation bet"?

[/ QUOTE ]I don't know, that's why I asked. You never want to do the same thing all the time. Also, if you come in with a raise and get one caller and you miss with a flop that is 2-7-4 or you miss with a flop that is T-Q-Q, those are very different textures and maybe you treat them differently.
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Continuation Bet in NL

i say either when the board pairs you bet around 1/2 the pot, this also rids you of losing money later if you catch your hand because you know the set is out there if you get called (especially if you have more than one caller). when the board it 7-5-2 be careful but 1/3-3/4 pot bet is decent but you want to take away some of the odds if they happen to play low connectors and have a draw.
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:01 PM
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You never want to do the same thing all the time.

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Really? There are certain table conditions where you want to make exactly the same ratio bet each time. This completely masks the value of your hand. At a loose passive table, this is exactly what I would do.

I think flop texture is more important for steals than for continuation bets; continuations are usually expected, and I will either make a set-ratio continuation bet (usually about 70% of the pot), or I will check in certain situations. Usually the check will have more to do with my opponent than with my hand, or the board.
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:09 PM
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What sort of texture says "make a continuation bet"?

[/ QUOTE ]I don't know, that's why I asked. You never want to do the same thing all the time. Also, if you come in with a raise and get one caller and you miss with a flop that is 2-7-4 or you miss with a flop that is T-Q-Q, those are very different textures and maybe you treat them differently.

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Reading this post I must say that I really disagree with the advice given here. A continuation bet heads-up is almost mandatory; unless you are completely random about how you make your continuation bets, or are playing very LAGgy, the amount should be the same relative to the pot every time. A half-pot bet is usually too weak... as mentioned above, 2/3-3/4ths is the standard. I personally lean towards 3/4ths.
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:17 PM
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I like continuation bets when an overcard that I don't have shows up.

Ex: I raise preflop with AQo, get one caller, and the board comes 7J5. In these cases 1/3 of the pot seems to work well. Fire the bet and take down the pot. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Why would this change if you hit your A or Q? And 1/3 of the pot? This may apply to small stakes games, but playing like this will get you killed at higher stakes NL.
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:08 AM
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set-ratio continuation bet (usually about 70% of the pot)

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Please explain.

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