Definition of delayed cbet

A delayed cbet is a continuation bet. A player can cbet when he has the initiative. A cbet is when a player who raised preflop bets the flop. If he then bets on the turn, he is said to have cbeted the turn. But if a player who has the initiative checks the flop instead of betting and on the turn decides to bet, are we talking about a continuation bet on the turn? No, because in order to call a continuation bet on the turn, you must have made a continuation bet on the flop. In this case, we would call it a delayed cbet.

The delayed cbet, when and why?

We can delay cbet for a ton of reasons. One reason is that our hand is good, but not great, and our opponent is very aggressive. If you bet an average hand on the flop and you are playing against a player who likes to raise at a very high rate, you may be embarrassed by his raise. In this case, it's best to make a delayed cbet. We can also delayed cbet when we have a strong hand on a flop that gives our opponent no chance. If you have AA in hand on AA2, betting on the flop is not the best option.

Delayed cbet