Definition of C-Bet

What does the term "c-bet" mean in the world of poker? What is meant by the term "c-bet"?

In poker, a c-bet refers to a "continuation bet".

A continuation bet is when a player follows up a pre-flop raise with another bet after the flop.

For instance, let's say that you are on the button in a cash game at your local casino. Action folds around to you and you put in a 3x raise holding 8d-9d. The small blind and big blind both elect to make the call.

The flop comes 2c-2d-6h. There is a good chance that everybody bricked on the flop, so you elect to continue your story of strength by betting after the SB and BB both check. In this case, this is a "continuation bet" or "c-bet".

Definition and meaning of the term C-Bet in poker.  Example provided.

If either of your opponents makes the call or raises, you can apply the brakes and not lose anymore money in the hand.

C-betting in this situation could be a profitable play over time, and it might not be a bad idea to do it as often as possible, while also throwing in a healthy mix of checks in order to confuse your opponents. If your opponents are casuals, you could consider c-betting as much as possible, hoping that they are likely only going to call if they hit the flop hard.

Strong poker players tend to c-bet a lot, as it is an EV+ play over time.


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