Originally Posted by mitchsmith
Will a pocket pair beat a pair gotten on the river, even if the river pair is higher? ie 77 pockets, AA on the river?
See the way I'm reading this question, he's asking if a pocket pair of sevens beat an opponent that makes a pair on the river even if the pair made on the river is higher than the other player's pocket pair. Basically it sounds like he's asking if having the pair as your hole cards has some higher significance than pairing a hole card with a board card. If that's the question, then no.
Per the example in his question:
Player 1: 7♣7♥
Player 2: A♠J♦
Player 1 has a pair of sevens. Player 2 has a pair of Aces (that he made on the river) and wins the hand with the higher pair that he made on the river. At least that's how I'm reading the question.