Originally Posted by The Ruatorian
"Also, any bet that is the same size or smaller than a previous betting street is usually weakness."
Totally disagree. I reckon it leaves uncertainty if you same size bet. But you are giving away better odds due to increased pot
Then you would be totally wrong. I'm willing to say that 90% of the time this is a weak or marginal hand.
Of course there are always exceptions:
1. someone betting their draw, then min/small betting when they hit (retarded, but it happens).
2. smaller value bets on the river are not as applicable (escalating bets pre, flop, turn, then smaller on the river are NOT weakness).
3. someone flops the stone unredrawable nuts and get cute.
4. VERY rarely someone (such as yourself perhaps) might do this for deception purposes (maybe with a hand like tptk on a very dry board).
However, flop bets that are smaller than the preflop raise, and turn bets that are smaller than the flop bet are weakness a HUGE percentage of the time.