C-Betting Like A Champion

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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"C-Betting Like A Champion" video info.


  • Type: Concept
  • Stakes: -
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:44:52
  • Added: 03 August 2011


A concept video dedicated to one of the most common plays in Texas Hold'em the continuation bet (cbet, c-bet).

This cbetting strategy video begins with a quick explanation of the c-bet and a discussion on how the cbet has evolved in online poker since 2007. Cbetting is no longer profitable by default, which means that understanding when (and when not) to cbet has become far more important than it once was.

To help you gain a better understanding of cbetting, SplitSuit starts by focusing on determining whether you're either:

  1. Cbetting for value.
  2. Cbetting as a bluff.

For an explanation of the difference between value and bluff bets, read up on reasons for betting in poker.

Both of these classes for cbetting are then expanded upon in their own sections, each including multiple hand history examples to help reinforce the strategical differences between the two.

There is also a meaty section on the Flopzilla tool (starting at 13:52), which is perfect for gaining an insight in to how often different ranges hit different kinds of flops. It's an invaluable program for helping with your cbet strategy. If you like the work with Flopzilla in this vid and want to see some more, watch Using Flopzilla (or you can find another 9 minutes with it in Split's Combos concept video starting at 21:24).

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For another SplitSuit concept video dedicated to one specific play, check out Isolating Like A Boss.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website www.SplitSuit.com. He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

Table of contents.

  1. (0:00) Intro
    1. (0:40) Video outline
  2. (1:54) Basic theory
    1. (1:54) What is a c-bet?
    2. (3:27) C-betting back in 2007 (evolution of c-betting) [floating]
    3. (5:27) Bluff cbets [double barrels, working out EV, inelastic players]
    4. (9:25) Value cbets [common mistakes pt. 2, bet sizing video]
  3. (13:52) Flopzilla [HoldemManager, PokerStove, combos video]
    1. (16:57) Bluff cbetting [for more on stats, watch HUD Ninja]
  4. (31:41) Value cbetting
    1. (31:51) Example - Open QQ from MP2. SB calls. K83 flop.
    2. (35:38) C-bet sizing example - Open AKo from UTG+2. BTN calls. A87 flop. [balance]
  5. (39:52) Polarized cbetting [ranges, light 3betting]
  6. (43:44) Video recap

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