Continuation Bet -
Continuation betting, when done correctly, can be a very profitable play. Although there are a few things to consider before you pull that trigger.
Just like everything in poker, continuation betting is player dependant. If you are
Probably the most important factor of whether to continuation bet or not is the flop texture. On dry flops you should be continuation betting with a higher frequency because there are fewer possible draws for your opponent to chase, so you will often only be called by one pair+. One wet flops you should tread with caution. It is much more likely that your opponent will have at least a drawing hand and we all know people hate folding flopped draws. Unless you have flopped some sort of hand, it is usually better to check and often give up to any bet.
Dry Flop -
Wet Flop -
So lets look at some examples of good and bad flops to continuation bet.
A good flop…
If you consider the range of hands that will call you then you will probably get
something like K-
A bad flop…
Now this is one of the wettest flops you can get. Lets take a look at the type of
hands that will call a continuation bet on this flop. 6-