kermit wrote:I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW YOU GUYS SLOW PLAY THE NUTZ I FIND IF I THINK IM IN FRONT I SHALL SLOW PLAY IN STAGES!!
E.G: BLINDS 100/200
STAGE 1!! PREFLOP Ah Kh = MINIMUM RAISE
STAGE 2!! FLOP AsKd2c = 2XBIGBLIND
STAGE 3!! TURN 5h = 4 X BIG BLIND
STAGE 4!! RIVER 9d = 8 X BIG BLIND
DO YOU GUYS THINK THIS IS A GOOD WAY OF SLOWPLAYING?????
IF NOT HOW DO YOU SLOW PLAY A STRONG HAND?????
Kermit you ain't got the nutz. 22, 55, 99, kk, aa all have you beat when the board is full (as ridiculous as it is 3,4 is the hand you want with that board and the sad thing is that there are fools about that would chase for that straight once they had seen the flop). You have to be very wary of slow playing when you are strong whether its the nuts or not after the flop. I play mid to low pairs in one of four ways.
1. If pot odds are no good and I'm out of postion I toss them away.
2. All-in if low on chips or short handed to try and get rid of everyone and pick up some cheap chips.
3. 3 or 4 x BB to find out what shape I am in.
4. If it is cheap and I am in good position I'll flat call to see if I get lucky. In your scenario I got lucky with my 22 (for example) and took all your chips because you were telling me you had nothing. Depending on our positions I would have either called or check-called all the way and then probably even re-raised you on the river.
Isn't poker so much easier when you now what the other guy is holding :D