re: Poker & Showdown
Originally Posted by tripandy
Both players should showdown at the same time if the game is in a tournament. It is important that if you think you have the winning hand you showdown as soon as the call/check is made otherwise you are in danger of slow rolling, which is extremely bad poker etiquette.
The reason why you shouldn't show right away when you have monster and someone all ins is because if you see what he had, then you can get information on how he plays. But if you show your monster hand right away, he can just muck his cards and conceal his style of play. Slow-rolling is pretending that you have a weak hand when you have strong and taking a long time to reveal your cards.
Even if I have monster hand, if it's my opponent's turn to show their cards, I would tell them to show their cards first. When it's my turn, I would instantly show it. That's not slow-rolling. Purpose of this is to get information from your opponent on how they play. Were they trying to bluff or did he really have something? If you get this information, then you can read your opponent and his style of play and aggression. That's why it's important who shows first.