This was early in the session but I have about 100 hands with the villain in the past. I have him running 23/18/5 with a 6% 3bet.
PokerStars, $0.25/0.50 NO Limit Texas Holdem Cash Games, 6 Players
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Dealt to CO 5 A
(2 folds), CO raises to $1.50, Button calls $1.50, (2 folds)
Flop: ($3.75) 6 J 4 (2 Players)
CO bets $2, Button raises to $6, CO raises to $15,
Preflop when he calls I put him on a pretty wide speculative range, mainly connectors, suited gappers, and that kind of stuff. I don't think he has anything too strong here because he doesn't 3bet me.
On the flop I make a small cbet because the board is so dry. When the villain raises me I am thinking he thinks I missed this board and he is trying to steal this pot. I think he would flat here with most of his Jacks (QJ, JT, J9 etc.) and his mid-pocket pairs. I don't think he is repping much here with his raise, really just sets or a slowplayed overpair. I know if I 3 bet I am repping a very narrow range also but I really don't think he can bluff shove here either. I go ahead and put in the 3bet bluff.
Am I starting to think the right way here and get into these leveling wars correctly?