Originally Posted by John A
No, probably not... he'd take that to showdown most likely, but he's capable of turning other pairs into bluffs.
It makes sense he would turn other pairs into bluffs. I just don't know what pairs he has here. Pocket pairs, maybe 6's. I mean, I guess that he could have all cards on the board in his range, but its more likely he doesn't.
When I see big bets like that, I have found they tend to either be the nuts or nothing. While it could be a pair, I think it is more likely nothing than a pair. Which leaves high card running pretty close to top pair. Not the same equity, but very close.
Yeah, lower pairs are in his range, but not many and not often - I think.