# [NL2-NL10] Continuation Bet Half Stack

• Bronze
Joined: 06.03.2008
When playing MSS, I miss the Flop with the Initiative and I make a continuation bet, if that bet is half my stack or more should I go All In?

Thanks

\$0.1/\$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

Known players:
SB = (\$25.32)
BB = (\$33.95)
UTG1 = (\$25.00)
UTG2 = (\$22.88)
MP1 = (\$25.42)
MP2 = (\$19.35)
MP3 = (\$27.20)
CO = (\$24.65)
BU (Hero) = (\$9.55)

Preflop: Hero is BU with 9, 9.
4 folds, MP3 raises to \$0.75, CO calls \$0.75, Hero raises to \$3.00, 3 folds, CO calls \$2.25.

Flop: (\$7.1) K, Q, 6 (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets \$3.40, CO raises to \$9.75, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.

Final Pot: \$10.5.
• 5 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 15.04.2008
I would say it depends on your pot odds & EV.

the total pot is 7.1+3.4+9.75+3.15= 23.40

You have left: 9.55-3-3.4= 3.15

So you pot odds are 3.15: 23.4 = : 7.43

Assuming the villain has either a Q or a K you only have 2 outs to win, namely when you make a set.

So the % of you hitting a 9 on the turn is 2:47= 1/23.5 & 2:46 on the river 1:23 which you makes your overal odds around 1: 11.5 (assuming the board is rainbow)

Since 1: 7.43 <<<< 1:11.5 a fold is the correct answer.

Damn it's been a long time since i've used math
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
You have 3.15 and you can win 21 hence getting 7:1ish

But if you PokerStove your 99 versus any K for example you get around 11%

Since you need roughly 14% to be good, you have to bet/fold here

Best regards,
Gerv
• Bronze
Joined: 06.03.2008
Hello,

Yes, however my question was, since my continuation bet was more than half my stack, rather than betting 3.40 on the flop as a continuation bet, should I have bet 6.55 on the flop and gone all in?

According to the MSS strategy, the flop was dry enough for a continuation bet because, while there were two connectors, the flop was a rainbow.

My opponent did check the flop.

I thinking that I should have either not bet the flop or else I should have gone all-in according to the strategy.
• Bronze
Joined: 07.05.2008
mostly I will shove this Flop yes sorry I missed the question

Best regards,
Gerv
• Bronze
Joined: 06.03.2008
Thanks Gerv,