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C-bet going nowhere - Fri Jul 26, 2013, 06:27 PM
PMBG73PA's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 47
Hi coaches,

My main game are the SNGs, I am horrible at cash games. One reason is that I loose too many mid-sized pots by firing a c-bet (or sometimes a second barrel with a draw) or peeling one off with middle pair. Here is an example - I think I did everything right though.
Maybe you could recommend a book for low stakes cash games for intermediate players?


PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (6 handed) -

Button ($2.18)
Hero (SB) ($3.39)
BB ($1)
UTG ($11.33)
MP ($3.82)
CO ($2.44)

Preflop: Hero is SB with ,
UTG bets $0.06, 2 folds, Button calls $0.06, Hero raises to $0.24, 2 folds, Button calls $0.18

Flop: ($0.56) , , (2 players)
Hero bets $0.26, Button calls $0.26

Turn: ($1.08) (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $1.68 (All-In), Hero folds

Total pot: $1.08 | Rake: $0.04

Results below:
Button didn't show
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 07:10 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036

This book preview has a free contents, introduction and a chapter on facing c-bets page 26


Have a read and see if you like it.
Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:02 AM
geoVARTA's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,306

I think it could go both ways on this kind of flop. Either cbet to pick up the dead money. Or a line I would prefer is to x/c once and fold to turn bet unimproved as our hand has some SD value against villains range when we keep his Ax hands in.
Sat Jul 27, 2013, 10:15 PM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,512
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I would generally c-bet here, to set up turn fold equity vs. small and medium pairs on big turn cards. A lot of villains range to flat twice pre and flat our flop bet will be small and medium pairs, and a few flush draws. This turn is not a scary card to the villain, so this is not a good barreling card imo... check and give up. I'm a bit suspicious about the overbet sizing, but check/fold now is fine.

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