Tour Terms with LearnWPT - Continuation Bet

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Continuation Bet: noun
con·​tin·​u·​a·​tion bet \kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən ˈbet\

1) To bet on the flop after being the initial aggressor in the preflop round of betting. This bet must be the first bet of the flop round by the initial aggressor in the preflop round in order to be considered a continuation bet. Abbreviated as C-Bet.

Example of Continuation Bet in a Sentence
Katie raises to 1,000 from the Hijack and Tony calls from the Button. On the flop of A♣J♦4♥ Katie continuation bets 1,500 and Tony folds.

🤔 Should You Always C-Bet After Raising?

Aggression is a key to winning play in No-Limit Hold’em, however if you always just bet, bet, bet without a plan you’re bound to run into a tricky opponent who will push back when the situation isn’t right for a continuation bet.

A fundamental strategy for c-betting is essential for keeping opponents guessing on the flop and taking down your share of pots. Watch this Strategy Episode as LearnWPT Instructor Nick Binger outlines an easy to use strategy for c-betting, complete with a field guide you can download and use in your next tournament!

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Train Your C-Betting Skills with Tony!

Continuation betting is one of the many poker skills that you must practice in order to perfect.

In this Strategy Episode from LearnWPT you'll train along with WPT Commentator and LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst. First, click here to play the same 5 WPT GTO Trainer hands he reviews in this video.

Next, watch the rest of this Train & Explain Strategy Episode and compare your decisions with Tony and learn the theory behind the correct choices.

Remember - Your goal for each decision is to stay in the green and get as close to 0 EV Loss as you can!

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During your next tournament or session put these new c-betting strategies into play and you'll take down more pots and learn to use aggression to your advantage.

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