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[NL2-NL10] Bad slow play?

    • Termi8r
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 408
      Known players:

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.50 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , A:diamond: . CO posts a blind of $0.50.
      6 folds, CO checks, BU folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to $2.00, CO folds, SB calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($4.50) A:spade: , 5:club: , T:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($4.50) J:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.50, SB raises to $10.00, Hero raises to $7.45 (All-In).

      River: ($21.95) Q:spade:

      Final Pot: $21.95

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (Ah Ad)
      SB shows a straight, ace high (Kd Jd)

      SB wins with a straight, ace high (Kd Jd)

      [x] Never slowplay with SSS
  • 2 replies
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Preflop: In my opinion it's good to raise preflop according to the strategy. On the blinds I usually tend to raise an extra BB rather than one BB less and that's because of the bad position.
      Postflop: Slowplaying is, like you already said, not in the spirit of SSS. I personally never slowplay with it, no matter what a monster I hit. And that's for two reasons, if you make always a contibet, but slowplay monsters, better players can exploit you and the other reason is just that people like to reraise shortstacks way too often. :)
      However, if you have stats or reads on the opponent that he's loose-aggressive then slowplaying might pay off, but in majority of cases, specially when multitabling, there's no need for making any special moves.
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Never slowplay with sss, nevertheless your oponent's having 4 outs on the turn. He got lucky.

      IMHO the line would be: bet $3 pf, push flop. Simple, plenty of calls on nl50.