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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.

I think my understanding is this:

Slow playing is having a decent starting hand such as AA, limping in etc and appearing weak.
Trapping is having a monster such as 4 of a kind and letting your oppo bet into you by appearing weak.

The difference being, in the first example you never really know where you are in the hand.
That isn't to say I am right, but that is how I use the terms

I agree with you that you can use the term you want without being right.

The Wiki definition of slow play make no difference between slow play and trapping.

I also know that slow playing with A A is a lot more dangerous than with four of a kind the only difference is that you could loose more often with A A. Agree Agree

My understanding would be that you trap with the nuts, or something close to it... but slowplay top pair, top kicker for example.

Also... it's not really possible to trap preflop... so limping aces is slowplaying... checking a flopped four of a kind is trapping.

Just google difference of slow play and trapping and you will see.

Don't tell me that they are all wrong when they say it is the same think. Aww crap! Aww crap!

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Edited by demodawggy (12 April 2016 @ 16:43 GMT)

"but slowplay top pair, top kicker for example"

i would call that pot control

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