A common thing that most beginner players do is get too excited when they have a good hand to start with. At times the best thing to do is slow play your hand to maximize the profits that you have, especially when you recognize that you are going against people that tend to bluff. Instead of you making all the bets, you let your opponents make all the bets, and you call them, not raise them, to give them the belief that you are trying to catch something rather than actually have something. I've recognized when I've had a good hand and raised it a good bit, I scare a lot of my opponents off and not being able to maximize all the money I could've taken in. The negative part about this method is that you can lead someone into the river and that might catch something, or if your opponent isn't a bluffer they may check to the river and you may not make any money at all or they will catch the card that the need to beat you on the river.
I think slow playing any hand is player and board dependant-if 2 suited cards hit the flop i wont slow play or wait to let them bet out and me just call-in some situations slow playing can be very profiitable especialy if you flop a set then yes let them do the betting as long as the board isnt connected-some players i face know my stlye of play just like i know theres-so when im in a hand with them i tend to switch it up some letting them bet first and just calling or il even bet out.there are some spots meant for slow playing a monster and some for betting it out
I often use slow play but it does make the other players mad sometimes and make some nasty remarks although not as much here on poker.org. Most of the players here are very skilled and also use all the different techniques to win. All players should remember it is the best hand when all the cards are dealt that wins, not the starting hand.
Ima fan BIG FAN of the slow play. i play backwards alot ill bet my draws check raise with sets or over pairs but my agressive early donk fishish behavior as in showing bluffs and dumb bets and calls that are cheap of course if i dont shup up i mmiight leak tmi gooder luck fools
I think there is time to use the slow play u may need to think what is your next move. DO u call or raise maybe fold so all this takes a bit of time to fig out.SO your taken more time than u need so no your at slow play time just my thoughts on this niner 187
I feel that when you slow-play, it is best when you just make sure that your opponent feels as comfortable as he can. When slow-playing, you show always let you opponent make the mistakes and let him bet into you.
I think slowplaying depends on few paramaters , one of them is the players .If players around you are super tight dont expect to get any value for your hand , if they are lose just slowplay it and you ll get your money ...but then make sure they are not getting what they looking for , u might wanna slowplay your two pairs on the flops or even trips. they might end up hitting their straight or flush . so better be careful .
I slowplay one and only one case , when players around are very loose and I m hitting the super nuts ! NADA MAS !
I think slow playing a hand can be very profitable in certain situations, but you have to be very careful and very aware of the board post flop otherwise you can get into some pretty tough situations where other players are catching cards.