My take on slowplaying

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Postby Anting » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:46 pm

i love to slow play. it is risky but it catches the bullies and bluffers alot. get nailed by the fishies
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Postby Confled » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:34 pm

I like slow play also but only on unsure hands, if you truly have the nutts put in a big raise and try to take the blinds ,and if someone calls you and you do have a great pocket set most times its just an added plus.
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Slow Play

Postby Troich2 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:03 pm

Slow play is a sign if a good player, I believe. But only works if there are experienced players at the table, who are accustomed to the art of bluffing.
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Postby Viser1980 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:29 pm

I disagree slowplay is a cardinal sin in my mind. By slow playing the leading hand you are giving away cheap looks for other players to draw a higher card the only time I slow play is if I cannot be beaten postflop, ie I have pocket J's and the flop hits JJ6 I will slow play into this hand as even if my opponent holds 66 a nother one cant beat me.
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Postby Youpirse2 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:34 pm

slow play is a solid move for example in the scenario of JJ 3 and you're holding a J OR if you're holding big pair and you're left with small and big blinds...thoughts?

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Still Alive

Postby Hisay1983 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:04 pm

Bring it on baby!
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Re: Still Alive

Postby ACE-magnet » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:42 am

SurvivorMan1 wrote:Bring it on baby!
as you wish! cya!
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Postby Alaid1977 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:16 am

The only time I slow play is when i have the NUTZ, otherwise I find other people always catch something.
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Postby Bedingled » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:51 pm

Slow playing is hard to do...sometimes it bites you in the butt. And sometimes you can get a good pot out of it, or an all-in from some poor sucker. (i've been the sucker). To me slow playing is like a reverse bluff...sometimes it works; and sometimes if don't.
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Postby Beform » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:44 pm

I urge you not to get to caught up in slow play or fancy play.  I've heard the pros say and write as much.  

Also slow playing and checking the nuts after the river card to someone you suspect is going to bet big is two different things.
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Postby Courpastruce » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:45 pm

why if someone slow plays and you go fishing and bring in the catch are you looked at like a bad player.  i dont understand that thinking.
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Postby Begroway » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:20 pm

I usually slow [play at least 2 hands per game and bluff at least 2 hands per game. Guess right you win and guess wrong you lose. It is my way of mixing things up.
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Postby Disper » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:10 pm

Slow playing is a Cardinal Sin???? OMG.... that is one of the main strategies in a game.  

However, slowplaying, as has been said above can bite you in the butt.  I do slow play but only if I flop a flush or fh or quads... that way not much can bite you.
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My take on slowplaying

Postby Mustor1974 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:13 am

Whenever I had a good start previously and it developed on flop, I would slow play. Unfortunately doing so would cost me the game.

People make comments about runner runner,river rat, etc., They get all teed off when someone catches their hand to beat their leading hand. They go "why did you keep calling?" (Well why didnt you/we bet heavier?)

I'm a firm believer of accepting responsibility for one's own fault and not blaming it on the other guy. It's like the syndrome of an "open cookie jar".  If you leave it open, someone's going to snatch a few. That's what I did when I checked or bet extremely lightly. I let the guy/gal catch me. I literally said come snatch some cookies out of my open cookie jar.

So I say, if you don't want the river rat or runner to do you in, then don't make it so easy for them to do it. I learned that the hard way. Now when I have a hand I give it the bet it deserves. If someone wants to hit over me, they have to pay dearly. See trying to trick or trap someone else by playing slow, as so many have mentioned earlier, can certainly backfire on you. Your supposedly craftiness can create your own doom and have you locked out of a tourney you may have otherwise aced.
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Postby Crivilt91 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:11 pm

I only slowplay when I know I cant be beat, I dont even try to represent cards I dont have in online play

I find it very difficult to slowplay online, particularly as reading opponents when tables shift so quickly is very difficult

I'm starting to try and make notes on players more often now, but building a dossier at a very large poker room could take forever lol

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