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Old 08-02-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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Re: NL10 AK oop in 3bet pot facing a calling station

Originally Posted by danny2241 View Post
This is completely wrong and costing you a lot of money if you do it by default. Smaller flop cbets pretty much accomplish just as much and also set up cheaper turn barrels for villains that habitually float the flop and fold the turn most of the time.
Forgive me if i'm wrong, but isn't the point of a cbet is to give your opponent the wrong pot odds to call and try catch their cards. And when an opponent calls with the wrong pot odds it's considered a "mistake". And when they make a "mistake" you win sklansky bucks. (refer to fundamental theory of poker by david sklansky)

When you do smaller cbets, you are giving weaker hands the right pot odds to call and catch their cards.

The only way I see smaller cbets being okay to use is if there is an opponent who folds to small cbets when they are given the correct pot odds to call. In this case, the opponent is a total fish with no understanding of pot odds, but I feel like there are more players nowadays with at least some understanding.

Now that I think about it, maybe all the responses I've been giving is geared towards villains with knowledge of the game rather than villains that are true fishes. I definitely prefer to err on the side of overestimating my opponents than underestimating.
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