re: Poker & Flopping bottom 2 pair
Depending on position I play these in different ways (not necessarily the right way) but mostly I try not to shove the flop because people, as you say, hardly give up on TP. I do go for the shove on the turn when conditions are right. It doesn't work every time though. Two nights ago I got knocked out of tourney exactly this way against AA. I was in the BB, the player with AA minraises to 2 BB, button and SB both call, I have 65s with 3 players in and a small amount to call, so I call. Wish I didn't. Flop comes T-6-5, I check, raiser bets (AA), the other 2 fold and I smooth call. Turn is a Q, I plan a check/shove, and it works, he calls it and shows his aces. Turn is another T, I'm out. What can you do? At least he had a legit hand to call with. If I shove the flop I'm sure it makes no difference, I doubt he's going anywhere. Bottom 2 pair is great hand but, unfortunately, vulnerable.