ClubWPT™ Poker Strategy Corner
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Today we're focusing on a common spot where you are out of position against a tough opponent on the Button after you raised first-in pre-flop in a cash game.
Automatically c-betting a standard size is often the best play against weaker opponents typical in small stakes games. These types of opponents are less likely to put pressure on your c-bets by making moves on the flop.
Against tougher players you should beware of c-betting too frequently on boards that favor the pre-flop caller. Tough players can exploit this by having robust bluff-raising and floating ranges.
Also, keep in mind that good players will utilize overbets to target capped ranges and force you off mediocre holdings.
Finally, always pay attention to key blockers. Having blockers in your hand will allow you to value bet more often and with a greater freedom of bet sizing.
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