is bluffing, but in reverse. Since bluffing means betting strongly to insinuate a strong hand, slowplaying is betting weakly to suggest a weak hand. This tactic is used to get more money in the pot by allowing the opponents to thing your hand is weak, when in fact it cannot be beaten.
To check or call a bet with a big hand in order to win more money on future betting rounds.
Slowplaying is a great poker play, basically the opposite of bluffing. It means to check or bet weakly on a strong hand. The point of the slowplay is so your opponent can get a better hand but you know that your hand can not be beaten (the nuts). The purpose is to get more money into the pot by "bluffing" that you have nothing.
To play your hand in much a weaker manner than its strength would usually call for in order to disguise that strength for a future betting round.
a waste of a play where check-raising is not allowed
To play a strong hand weakly so more players will stay in the pot.
A strategy where a player will check or play their hand very lightly, even though they have a very strong hand. Used to sucker in people to believe they have the best hand, and get them to bet more than they usually would.
Holding back and calling despite the fact that you have a very good hand, usually to disguise strength, provoke bluffs, and to check-raise
When a player does not bet strongly with a strong hand, in the hope that he can trick someone else into betting, he is said to be "slowplaying" his hand.
The act of portraying a very strong hand as though it were fair to weak.
This is playing a very strong hand weakly in the hopes of getting more people to stay in the pot. This is usually done with the intentions of letting another player make a second best hand, in hopes of a greater pay off in the end.
Tactics used by players who will act as if they have a low hand early on in the game in order deceive the other players.
The tactic of playing a strong hand weakly in order to keep more players in the pot.
To play a strong hand weakly to deceive opponents into believing they have a better chance of winning the hand. Small blind The player who must enter the first compulsory bet to the immediate left of the dealer button.
To check and call with a made hand, instead of betting or raising. Most often used as a way to trick opponents into thinking your hand is weaker than it really is.
to disguise the strength of your hand by checking or calling. In Texas hold'em, players often slowplay a strong hand, waiting for the betting levels to increase. If you hold A-A and the flop is A-A-7, you will slowplay this hand to the river.
To play a strong hand weakly in order to deceive opponents.
To purposely act as if you have a lesser hand on earlier rounds to deceive the other players in preparation for playing more aggressively on later betting rounds
Slowplaying is a deceptive move. It is the opposite of bluffing. It means to check or bet weakly when one holds a strong hand. The point of the slowplay is so the competition builds a hand that will become the second best hand. Then, when the competition builds this hand, one will jam the pot with bets. For example, suppose you hold 99 and the flop comes 994. You flopped quads! However, there is little chance you would be called at this point. A good idea is to slowplay and wait for the turn or river cards to come before you start firing. Then you can bet strongly because hopefully the competition will have some sort of hand that merits them calling you down. Small Blind The smaller of the two forced bets preflop. The person in first position posts the small blind, which is equivalent to half of a small bet.
To underbet a very strong hand.
Intentionally underbetting a strong hand in order to lure other players into calling
When you only check or call a very strong hand to induce more betting from opponents.
Also called Sandbag, this is to play a very strong hand as though it were weak, by doing this your opponents may try and make a bet to steal the pot therefore enabling you to win extra bets from them, the downfall to this strategy is they may also catch up to you and make a stronger hand. Chippy never recommends slowplaying a hand.
The act of checking or just calling a very strong hand with the intention of raising on later rounds. Has the purpose of getting more bets into the pot and pulling more players into that hand as well as disguising when the hand was made.
When a player checks or calls a very strong hand to represent weakness in the hope of inducing more betting from opponents.
Just calling with the best hand, waiting to raise on a later round.
Playing deceptively with a strong hand by checking and calling with the intention of raising once the pot is larger.
Slowplaying is a cunning strategy used by poker players. It is essentially the opposite of bluffing where one checks or bets weakly when they know they hold a strong hand. Their strategy is so that their competition would build a hand that is only second