Joined: May '09
Age: 39 (M)
In the last time it happens more and more that people slowplay KK/AA preflop, postflop and sometimes to the showdown. No raise, just check/call. Only on the river check/raise. Do you slowplay them too? And if you do, why?
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Huge hands pre-flop, but if you get unable to go all in pre-folp you will may have difficult decisions post flop. The standard move is to play them strong and to protect them from draws, a free card can lead you to lose a big pot.
That's poker, sometimes your big hands are not paid well. But if you play micro/low stakes you shouldn't worry about it, you will have a fish paying you big very often.
Well, for preflop anyway depends on the situation, if I'm chip leader, etc. I tend to slow play a monster hand like that pretty often, though if the hand seems to be a group that calls much too often, I might go in for a high bet right away.
Assuming I didn't bet beforehand, after the flop I try my best to make it look like I have middle pair.
edit: though I'm somewhat of a beginner, adopting my playing strategies may not be the wisest thing in the world to do.
I never slow play AA or KK. After trying it and getting burned to many times from letting the marginal hands into the pot, I stopped doing that. It depends on my position, if everyone in front folded to me, the players style and chip stacks, etc., etc., as to what I do. But most of the time I want those marginal hands out, if I get reraised then I amp up the pressure and make them pay if they want to go to the flop. Nothing hurts worse when you have KK or AA and someone plays a small pocket pair and hits a set because you didn't make them pay. What happens is you see a flop with smaller cards thinking you are ahead and actually you are way behind and don't know it.
No, I never slowplay them now cause in the past I was doing it a lot and the Aces were cracked a lot. Nowadays, they are still cracked but very rarely now because I'm not slowplaying them so guys with suited connection can't call and...
Joined: Mar '08
Age: 33 (M)
I sometimes only call when i'm deep in and mtt and utg in hope of someone trying to steal the pot from me and then coming over the top . Works most of the times but doenst work if you do it like 5 times in 10 mins if you understand. Early ind a tour i never ever slowplay my cards because there just to many donks out there who will call with anything and hit on river and then your fuckt. I learnt this the hardway