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Should I Slow Play? - Pocket 5's on the Button - $0.25c S&G

Should I Slow Play? - Pocket 5's on the Button - $0.25c S&G - Tue Jul 29, 2014, 02:22 PM
dduvshani's Avatar
Since: May 2014
Posts: 175

Played on a 0.24 sng tournament

was it better to slow play this ?
Tue Jul 29, 2014, 02:35 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
Hi dduvshani!

The first problem here is preflop. If I have a pair and want to try to hit a set, I need to have 15X the bet in my stack and every opp's stack... this is not the case here, so I cannot call as I do not have the correct odds to do so.

In these tournaments, the ONLY time that I can slowplay is if there is not a single card in the deck that can beat me. With the bottom end of a full house, someone can always be trying to outdraw me with 9x or an overpair. Since a pot-sized bet pot-commits me (standard value bet sizing for 4+ opps).. I'd need to shove the flop.

The big key here though is that I either need to shove or fold preflop as I do not have the correct odds to call to setmine.

John (JWK24)


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