Range Merging

A player who is range merging will bet marginal hands as they have a good read on their opponent and expect they will call with a bluff catcher.

In other words, the range of hands bet changes from being polarized (very strong and weak hands) to betting a merged range which contains lots more value hands that can beat bluffcatchers.

This can be a profitable strategy against players who payoff too much. When playing against such opponents, it would make little sense betting your weaker hands (bluffs) on the river.

Here is a great example of a player who was “range merging” at the EPT10 London Main Event.

Related terms on PokerDictionary.net

  1. Bluff Catcher
  2. Hero Call
  3. PokerStove
  4. Blocker
  5. Bluff
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