I was playing heads-up NLH $0.01/$0.02 against a relatively solid player. We were 200BB deep. See the action of the hand below:
So I decided to check-raise turn. I could have just called as well, but I think it is important to have a check-raise bluffing range on every street to make it hard for your opponent to play against you. I think Ts6s is a reasonable candidate to do it with.
The river is a very dicey card. I hit my flush, but it also pairs the board. At this point the pot is around $1.20 and we have around $3.40 behind. I think at this point there are three options on the table. (1) Bet-fold, (2) bet-call or (3) check-call. I think, if the first two options are chosen, that it makes sense to bet a normal sizing. 50%-80% or so. Much more makes your range way too polarized and I think you are overplaying your hand. If the third option is chosen I think it makes sense to call at least up to a pot-sized bet.
I went with the bet-fold option. I think it is reasonable to get value in this spot versus a good ace, a straight and perhaps a lower flush. I think folding to a raise is reasonable, since you can be betting with sets or Q8, K8 or A8. So you are for sure not at the top of your range. Besides it takes a lot of heart to check-raise bluff this river, after I check-raised the turn.
Bet-calling doesn't seem optimal since you are basically bluff catching at that point.
Check-calling, the more conservative option, doesn't allow your opponent to outplay you, but I think you might lose some value.
What do you think the best option would be in this spot?