Slow bet on is actually a term used in poker – specially Texas Holdem – for attempting to lure your opponents into generating a large wager so that you simply can trap them and take down a big pot.
It can be usually used with a quite beneficial pre-flop hand such as pocket Aces on Kings. As opposed to wagering big, the sluggish player will sit back and limp in (call or check) as if he doesn’t have a hand worth wagering, hoping that an opponent will have caught a lower pair or a straight draw and will come in with an enormous bet.
It can be a classic poker manouever and one which has won a great deal of money for poker gamblers down by way of the ages, but it has lost it is effectiveness. The straightforward reason for this is that everybody is now sluggish betting their massive hands so it can be practically expected.
So how do you use this scenario to your advantage?
Should you catch a big hand, you need to arrive out betting. Instead of trying to tempt your competitors into creating a move so that you can come in more than the top, generate the bet yourself. Now most amateur gamblers baulk in the thought of this in case the rest of the table folds and they "waste" their huge palm, except in reality you might typically constantly obtain several betting action from somebody.
By betting your large palm in place of sluggish playing it, you happen to be performing a double bluff since most people today would slow wager on it. Your competitors will frequently assume you might be bluffing and you are going to acquire a number of betting action and ultimately win much more money.
The other reason you must bet is that when you do not wager, you are allowing your competitors a free of cost look at the cards and each and every time a card is turned over they might be converting a losing palm to a winning one.
There is only one scenario where it will constantly pay to sluggish play your palm – when you flop an absolute monster that practically can’t be beaten. As an example say you are dealt Ace, Four of clubs and the flop is Queen, Ten, Nine of clubs. You have just flopped the nut flush and you are pretty much unbeatable. OK somebody could have a pair of Queens, 10s or 9s and catch a 4th on the turn or river, or they might be holding the King of clubs and catch the Jack for a straight flush, but the chances of you not succeeding are now remote.
This is the time to sluggish wager on your hand. You can find all sorts of hands that somebody else may well be holding to make them assume they are in a beneficial position here; 2 other clubs, a straight draw, triples or even just a Queen for the top pair, whatever they’ve got the odds are someone will think it is worth wagering. If the flop or river produces a King, Queen Jack, 10 or 9 you could possibly obtain a big raise and even an all-in from somebody.
Now you let them construct the pot up by just calling the bets and take down the pot with your nut flush.