turning two pair into a bluff on the river

Rezzen42Rezzen42 Red Chipper Posts: 82 ✭✭
Merge - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

UTG: 90.9 BB (VPIP: 18.84, PFR: 4.35, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 70)
UTG+1: 76.9 BB (VPIP: 29.41, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 17)
MP: 103.8 BB (VPIP: 14.71, PFR: 5.88, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 69)
CO: 82 BB (VPIP: 6.80, PFR: 2.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 250)
BTN: 217.8 BB (VPIP: 43.66, PFR: 12.68, 3Bet Preflop: 5.00, Hands: 74)
SB: 55.7 BB (VPIP: 29.03, PFR: 12.90, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
Hero (BB): 100 BB

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has :7c:8c
fold, fold, MP raises to 2 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 1 BB

Flop : (4.5 BB, 2 players) :3h:7d:9h
Hero checks, MP bets 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB

Turn : (10.5 BB, 2 players) :8s
Hero checks, MP bets 7.8 BB, Hero raises to 23 BB, MP calls 15.2 BB

River : (56.5 BB, 2 players) :9d
Hero bets 34.5 BB, fold

Hero wins 53.4 BB

So I want a line check on all streets. Pf my thought process was just is this worth calling? ill be OOP but it is a hand that can play well and only a min bet so i call. Flop 2nd pair and Opt to check, my hand obviously isnt strong. but it still beats a ton of his range at this point which is very wide. he bets I call and take it to the next street. I get two pair and at this point im ok with a check back but feel he is going to bet and have a plan to check raise to get my value out of overpairs TPTK FD's, before the board pairs or a heart hits etc. River is a nine and i feel like the only 9 he can have at this point is 9A or the rare 99, only one combo each of 77 and 88 so i decide to turn my hand into a bluff as i feel im beat by TT+ but can get those hands to fold. as played i get the fold and am happy with it but as a poker player am questioning what he most likely had and did it work bc i approached the situation correctly


  • Rezzen42Rezzen42 Red Chipper Posts: 82 ✭✭
    I made a mistake, his range isnt very wide on the flop but it includes alot of overcards or overpairs bc of his PFR%
  • AustinAustin Red Chipper Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usually I like calling down in this spot because if he 3 bet shoves the turn its pretty gross, but against a villain who's playing 15/6 its hard for them to have better than 1 pair on this texture.

    Your line seems ok and glad you recognize your turning your hand into a bluff on the river because all his over pairs are now better two pairs.

    im ok with your line. No criticism.

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