This is a discussion on Should I shove top two on flop within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; This is a live 2/3 game - full ring
I am UTG with A♥7♦ limp, 6 callers
FLOP A♠ 7♣ 4♣ Pot21
This is a feature of the game without raising a large number of calls. Even having received a good hand (two pairs) you cannot be sure that you are ahead of everyone. I also see a flush draw on the board, and a completely unexpected straight with 56 in the hands of the villain. You must either knock them out of the game pre-flop, or just throw your A7 out of early position.
This is a live 2/3 game - full ring
I am UTG with A¢¾7♦ limp, 6 callers
FLOP A¢¼ 7¢À 4¢ÀPot21
I lead 20 (with 850 behind)
MP raise to 85(with 250 behind)
BRN call 85(with 500 behind)
I believe I am way ahead of MP¡¯s range - worse two pair or a Ace
BTN just call make him look like a flush draw
I shove here, want to call by MP as he only have a pot size bet behind, BTN probably fold with a weak draw
MP tank call, I immediately know I am ahead of him
To my surprise BTN snap call
Board runs :A¢¼ 7¢À 4¢À8♦K¢À
MP said he has A9
BTN show 44
Will you shove here in my spot, or flat call 85 will be a better play?
Firstly Id like to say I don't personally agree with opening A7 off from utg, but that's just my opinion. As to whether you should go all in after hitting top two pair depends on who you're playing, stack sizes, from what position were you called etc. If you opened from utg and someone calls you then USUALLY they have a premium hand like suited connectors and high Ax Kx maybe even suited Qx and on the rare occasion they call you with pocket 4's and you enter into a 40% vs 60% odds pre flop then tough luck. But seeing as you flopped top two pair its definitely a shove in my eyes, tough you could just check back to make yourself seem weak and then raise shove to whoever bets, if they call and you see a turn for free and its a safe turn you shove, which would look like you're bluffing but in reality you have two pair.