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Slow Play - Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:55 AM
01thegame01's Avatar
Since: Oct 2013
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What is the best method to play a premium hand (i.e. AA, KK) on a table where most of the players are playing tight. What are the suggestions for SLOW PLAY coz it can be dangerous many times ?
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:26 AM
TweedleBeetl's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,146
don't slow play AA and KK

The problem is not that it is "dangerous".
Some villains will play draws, and your purpose when you bet is not to make them fold, but to make them pay for playing draws.
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:41 AM
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3x raise to start with then reevaluate on the flop, turn and river as needed.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:42 AM
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For beginners try and get all-in preflop with AA & KK. So if anyone opens the pot - 3bet preflop. If you open the pot, and a villain 3bets you, then 4-bet or go all-in depending on your remaining stack. Never call there raise preflop with AA or KK.

The only best boards to slow play are dry boards (no draws present, i.e. raindow flops and disconnected) but even then I won't slow play.


Last edited by pullin1988; Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:54 AM..
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:48 AM
effsea's Avatar
Since: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,609
Easy.....this is what to do

33% of the time - limp them
33% of the time - 3 bet them
33% of the time - shove them


please see bottom of post
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Hi 01thegame01!

The only way I'm slowplaying a hand is if there is not a card in the deck that can beat me. If there is a card that the opp could draw that can beat me, then I need to be betting enough to give that opponent a -EV play to try to outdraw me (a play where they expect to lose chips on average).
If I slowplay and give the opp the right odds to draw and they hit... it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Hello 01thegame01,

Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline. Here's a short video about PSO and what it has to offer you. Also check out >>This Page<< for more info.

Slow playing is a very dangerous thing to do with premium hands and I only really do it when I have the effective nuts against an aggressive opponent that is likely to bluff off more money than he is likely to pay off to my value bets. The majority of the time it works out better playing premiums fast.

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