C-bets on low boards against loose SH players

    • fuzzyfish
      fuzzyfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 862
      I know that in theory high-card flops are more suitable for c-betting than low boards. However when we look at the Call PFR percentages of SH players it's often around 25-50. This means that they are usually sitting on overcards on the flop, right? So does FR high card C-betting theory really apply against loose SH players?
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    • Bierbaer
      Bierbaer
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      It depends.
      Once more it's hard to make general statements, but I'd say highcard boards are generally the boards where you bet once and give up afterwards because the opponents range for calling there is strong whereas on lowcard boards the opponents range contains more medium-strength hands and you don't rep much, so once you fire you usually need to go for 2-3 barrels to convince him to fold.

      However, there are many exceptions to this as it depends on the actual board and the opponent as well as the history you might have with him.
    • sapheal
      sapheal
      Global
      Joined: 23.02.2008 Posts: 1,015
      fuzzyfish ,

      Loose player hit much weaker hands than tight player. Still, his turn (sometimes river-) calling range is wider, thus 2nd barrel might not effective or he might play back at us with floats/bluffraisers.

      Generally, Axx flops are good to cbet and wet boards are not such. It's because on Axx board we can make a lot of hands (that beat us) fold. Still, depends much on the opponent. For instance, on 662 board you will not make 77 fold and sometimes Ax is going to call you too.

      Cheers,
      Michal