Just remember when your betting your betting for value. When you shove huge over the top. You want people to call with smaller monsters.
When you raise smaller or reraise slightly more you'll get called a lot wider.
Hmm Preflop: No strength shown he calls sure, but his range still quite wide though OOP so question is a good or bad player?
Flop: he donk bets .. he's showing strength, I doubt any player will be better $25 into the pot with a 3rd pair seriously. not even a 9.
So with knowing the flop bet. He tells
us he hasn't got second or third pair. he has something question is what.
AA? AK? AQ/AJ/AT maybe TT ... that we could beat and re-raise.
The CO turn card he checks... Okay he's giving up? but wait!!! one thing turn card is ... A BRICK! so nothing has changed. he's either trying to buy the pot on the flop or he's got something!.
river. 15bet... he doesn't want a fold. do we want to call or think theres more value? YES! we value ... do we shove? probably not because really can we put him on a 7 according to his flop bet NO!...
So at worst he has a decent to strong king. ... What we do beat do you think would call a shove? NO!
so we shouldn't shove and we should value bet... not to scare but to get callers. Because our villain is either strong or weak... because of the flop bet.