To answer OP - yes.
Originally Posted by LunaisPink
which brings me to a good idea: would it be profitable to consistently raise c-bets (in position and even oop) ? most players at this level are folding tpgk to a raise and will probably check for fear of a set when facing this move. this sets up nicely for a 2nd barrel on the turn that makes them just nervous enough to fold so you take down the pot.
just wondering if anyone has seen this as well...
To this comment I would say no, generally not profitable. Most players at this level are NOT folding TPGK even when facing heat. You can't say you are betting for value on one hand but then say they will fold TPGK on the next, does not compute. Honestly even the idea of a C-bet is foreign to most of these people, so you can't assume they are C-bet bluffing most of the time... chances are they have SOMETHING and won't just go away. Not unles you have a super tight/nitty image.
If you are playing a partially thinking player, then yeah, its called a float and it can work. But doing it all the time will turn into a pattern and you WILL run into a decent hand for a large chunk of your stack. Only occasionally against the right player, thats it. Don't spew money trying these big moves at $1/2, just bet your hands and take the money.
That being said, theres one guy at my local casino that I occasionally run into who I can float EVERY SINGLE TIME. He always tries to steal and he will fold anything TPTK on down to a float. If he calls the turn bet I know he has 2 pair +... I miss him, he was a living ATM machine...