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CPPT II - Paddy Power Irish Open

€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em


Level 15

Play continues into Level 15 without a break. The blinds are now at 1,500-3,000 with an ante of 300. The tournament clock reads 102 players remaining.

Obvious Times To Slow Play The Flop

by Reid Young |  Published: Nov 27, 2013


Slow playing feels sexy. So does wearing lipstick, but that doesn’t make it right when your uncle does it. When you trap an opponent and you get to put in that last raise just to see his eyes bug out of his face, you know you have him. That amazing feeling raises slow playing frequencies for all players. Tricking another player is memorable. It creates a story. However, the most profitable poker play is often less theatrical. Slow playing too often creates a disproportionate strategy. A fun way to lose money is still losing. To determine when to slow play on the flop, you should really account for all future turn and river possibilities. That seems like a no brainer to most professional players, but when you try to wrap your head around the fact that there are 2162 possible turn and river combinations, you see how convoluted the decision ...

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