Welcome to Slow Play Poker. What is slow play? It is a form of playing that is the opposite of bluffing. Other words for it are sandbagging, or trapping. Instead of trying to bluff your opponent, you bet weakly or passively in the attempt to show that your hand is weak, even though it is quite strong.
What is the reason behind this poker strategy? If your opponents think you have a strong hand, they will be less willing to bid high amounts. However, if they believe your hand is weak, they may go all-in or place significantly higher bets. In this way, you trick your opponent into bidding more than they otherwise would, because you have convinced them that your hand isn’t as good as it actually is.
This is one of my favorite poker strategies. Found on this website are other fantastic strategies that will help you sharpen your skills and beginning winning higher amounts of money, more often. On our site you will find the following:
The History of Poker: This is a fascinating series of articles that give you the history of this card game, and how it became one of the most popular casino games today.
Beginner’s Guide to Poker: If you’re new to playing the game, this series of articles will help you get up to speed about all related topics, including the following:
- Our Poker Beginner’s Guide
- Overview of the different types of games
- Stud Poker
- Draw Poker
- Guts Poker
- Casino Poker Games
- Poker Tournaments
- Ranking of Hands
- Probability of attaining certain hands
Texas Holdem: This is by far the most popular type of poker today, whether in casinos or played online. Following are the guides you need to know to be on top of your game.
Lastly, be certain to follow our Poker Strategies Blog for many great tips on playing all types of poker games online and in casinos.