Sunday, February 20, 2011

Here's a post I made on P.Savvy and 2+2 titled Chronic C-betting

Chronic C-Betting

Hi my name is Jungstar and I have a C-betting problem. When playing MTT's I used to C-bet almost 100% of the time against up to 3 callers. Recently I have toned it down a bit and I obstain from C-betting on middling flushy flops; ex:9T7 as I reali'ze that this type of flop hits so many hands that would call a raise in the 1st place. Any flush or str8 draw can check raise me off my hand. I've been known to raise pre-flop a fair bit especially if I have 50+ BB's in which case I will raise 2-2.5x w a pretty wide range of cards from any position. At the stakes I play (20-30$ buy-ins) if my table is overly tight and get scared once I continue raising and C-betting It seems they're strategy is to wait for a big hand to flat with, knowing that I will C-Bet. In this case I proceed very cautiously and check back a lot more flops especially broadway cards. Plz. note that I play on a lot of European sites; Ongame, Ipoker etc. where ppl. call pre F. pretty wide so C-betting and second barreling often becomes more advantageous as opposed to say Full Tilt or Pokerstars. If I raise w/ Ax from the High Jack on FullTilt and I get called by two ppl. should I check the flop if it comes say:KJx

orKQx? when should I try a delayed C-bet on the turn? When should I be checking my A down for showdown value? What if I raise w/ a speculative hand like67 and the flop comes:TA2 or should I just give up? I kow that every situation is unique, but generally speaking what is a good percentage to C-bet? I'm sure I C-bet 90+% (no exact stats), I believe somewhere closer to 80-85% would be better. When I watch the P.Savvy pros playing Mtt's it seems they talk a lot about pot control and while they often raise it seems that they don't C-bet unless they have good reason i.e.the fl op only has one high card or they have some type of draw, or a specific read, or HUD stat.

I need to exercise better pot control, PLZ HELP!

P.S. I also like to lead out with draws , when should I check and see a free card as to avoid getting raised off my hand.


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