Originally Posted by ben_rhyno
Raise to $15 preflop. As played, sigh fold the flop and hate yourself for limping
I agree, he would have had a hard time staying in when you're raising 7.5 BBs if he had anything that would have made a straight, a set, or two pair on the flop.
I know its hard to raise preflop sometimes with what seems like an unbeatable hand scaring everyone off and instead no reraising and hoping they catch a smaller pair so that you can take their stack, but in the long run it's most profitable to reraise and hope someone has an AK, AQ, smaller pair, etc.