Joined: Jun '13
Age: 75 (M)
Could you explain me what is your difference between slow play and trapping.
IMO it means the same think in poker and here is what i found in Wikipedia.
Slow playing (also called sandbagging or trapping) is deceptive play in poker that is roughly the opposite of bluffing: betting weakly or passively with a strong holding rather than betting aggressively with a weak one. The flat call is one such play. The objective of the passive slow play is to lure opponents into a pot who might fold to a raise, or to cause them to bet more strongly than they would if the player had played aggressively (bet or raised). Slow playing sacrifices protection against hands that may improve and risks losing the pot-building value of a bet if the opponent also checks.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 59 (M)
... < I think that Her Icyness and Her Loyal 'minion', yout, are pretty much correct here.
... < I always slow play aces unless somebody shoves preflop,...then I'll call regardless of the number of folks in on the hand...!
... < I tend to prefer just *min* raising after the flop, or just 'call' any raises. It may narrow the field, and build a bigger pot...! ....and timing is important too... No snap raises or anything like that... Continue to appear weak and indecisive,...but maybe like you're trying to 'steal' the pot...!
... < Make an assessment after the flop, turn, river.
... < Remember,...you can always shove or bail and get out of the hand if things look dangerous for you,...but you never really want to bail out..! If the board looks dangerous on the flop or turn....Shove...! It's better to take a few less chips than to get clobbered...!
... < I saw a short interview with Hellmuth about 5 years ago about how he loves to trap folks. "Leave a little bit of cheese,...then another little bit of cheese, then another,....then another,...then spring the trap on the river...! ...or earlier if neccessary...! *The min raises are the little bits of cheese you lay out for the mouse...!
... < That's why I always prefer to slow play 'em...! Maximized extraction...relatively safely...! I've kept track,...and for me it works the vast majority of the time...
... < Hellmuth is such a babbling idiot ...but he's pretty much my favorite player... < Go figure...!
... < Incidentally,...I googled 'Phil Hellmuth cheese',...and the top search is for 'Phil Hellmuth cheeseburger salesman'..... < lol....and it's SO f'ing hilarious watching him and Tony G constantly going at it...!!!