Can Slowplaying in Poker Still Work?
It seems that everyone who plays poker today raises and re-raises
all the time. Whether it is at a local casino or at an online casino,
aggressive play seems to be the rule. Is there even a place for
slowplaying big hands anymore and can it work?
Slowplaying a hand in poker is where you where you have a strong
hand and donít bet it aggressively. It used to be that people would
slow play hand like Aces, Kings or Queens and hope to get more money
into the pot with their big hand. In todayís poker, people are betting
almost every hand aggressively so there is not as much slowplaying
The entire definition of slowplaying almost has to be adjusted
in todayís aggressive poker environment. If you get a hand like
Aces or Kings you can simply let everyone else do the work for you
in terms of raising. In the past you would slow play these hands
and pounce on the turn or on the river. With so many aggressive
players today you donít have to do anything other than just call
until the river. You are slowplaying, but in a much different way
than in the past.
In todayís poker world the old definition of slowplaying almost
doesnít apply. So yes, slowplaying does work in todayís poker but
it definitely has a different meaning than it used to have.