A continuation bet (C bet) is a bet you make when you have missed the flop but entered the pot as the preflop raiser. It’s made to get your opponent out of the hand, as opposed to value betting. Essentially it’s a bluff that is based on the fact that you have shown strength preflop and were called.
What is AC bet in poker?
In No Limit Hold’em, one of the most effective strategies is the continuation bet (or ‘c-bet’). This is simply when the player who raises pre-flop continues their aggressive play by betting again on the flop. It can be done as either a bluff or a bet with a good poker hand for value.
When should you not bet in C?
Five Reasons Not to Continuation Bet in No-Limit Hold’em
- You Missed the Flop. …
- You Are Out of Position. …
- You Face Multiple Opponents. …
- Your Lone Opponent Is Aggressive. …
- You Wish to Balance Your Play.
What is a donk bet?
‘A donk bet is a bet that is made into the aggressor from the prior betting round, denying them an opportunity to make a continuation bet’. So for example, a player in middle position opens for a raise, the button, and the big blind calls. … If the flop is checked around, a turn bet is, again, a lead… not a donk bet.
What is a shark in poker?
A “shark” is a highly skilled poker player. … Weaker players are often referred to as “donkeys” or “fish.”
Should you always make a continuation bet?
When you raise before the flop your opponent is likely to put you on big cards. When the big cards come on the flop your bet will often win you the pot. Boards with aces or kings on them always make great continuation-bet situations because most opponents are going to think that they hit the pre-flop raiser.
What does PFR mean in poker?
PFR stands for “preflop raiser”. It indicates how many hands a player raises on the first betting round (preflop in Hold’em). It’s calculated as follows – Number of Raises Preflop / Number of Raise Opportunities Preflop.
Should you 3 bet AK?
AK often makes a good 3bet, but this does not guarantee that it should always be 3bet. It is generally considered correct to 3bet AK against late-position (LP) opens – and to flat AK against early position (EP) and middle position (MP) opens.
What is a good C bet percentage?
Even very competent players fumble their c-bet sizes. For instance, many live players are fond of betting either half- or two-thirds pot, habitually, and no matter the situation. Nowadays, anywhere between 25–100% of the pot is a reasonable c-bet.
How much should I 4bet?
Usually, a 4bet should be about 2.25x the 3bet size. Therefore, assuming hero open-raised 3bb and villain 3bet to 10bb, a good amount to 4bet would be about 22.5bb total. It’s not uncommon for players to simply double a 3bet amount when 4betting in position, and re-raise to 2.25x when out of position.
How much does preflop increase?
Here’s some quick tips for pre-flop bet-sizing. In general, you want to open raise 3 to 5 times the amount of the big blind. So, if the BB is 5 chips, raise somewhere between 15 and 25 chips. However, if there are limpers already in the pot, you need to add extra chips, generally one BB per limper.