This is a discussion on Two pairs on flop (Close to Bubble) within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Type: Poker NLH tournament
Players on table 5
Position: CO and Marginal Chip leader over SB
SB: Raise 2 bet
Flop: Ace 5 7
I would raise because I would want to protect my hand, even though it's a very good flop for you. And close to the bubble I wouldn't risk anyone outdraw me. I don't understand the seize of the bets so I can't answer how much I would raise though.
Tough situation, because you have to decide if you want a caller here or end the hand now. If you want to end it here, and think you can get folds, you shove. If you want to try and profit from your 2 pair, if you think you have a read, then you just call and re-evaluate the next 2 streets.
Hi, if you manage to connect a pair and you see that the other cards do not form a stronger hand you could risk to go all in after the turn I think that if someone has a lower than yours it will equal you and lose before you.
Is a very difficult decision, it depends a lot on the moment and the situation, especially with your balance of chips, if mine were with few chips, I bet everything, otherwise I would increase and analyze the opponent until the cards are displayed
Chip leader, on the bubble with Top and bottom pair. You've got all the power in the world, raise it because the other players know that they risk being bubbled themselves. If you receive any push back, then proceed with caution.
Not sure why you open limped 5 handed, maybe to flop a big hand? Well you did, play to win the tournament, your opponent has 6 outs then maybe 3 more on the river if he's on a big ace, what more could you want