Book Discussion: Theory of Poker, chapter 14 and 15
- understand when to use it, when NOT to use it and how to use it to give drawing hands bad odds when you want to win a pot.
Slowplaying - understand the five criteria that have to be in place.
These two tactics have something in common: They can be considered "traps." The problem with laying traps, of course, is when they backfire.
The most common problem with checkraising is when you end up giving a free card, because the person you expected to bet didn't.
The most common problem with slowplaying, besides giving a free card to beat you (which, if you follow the five criteria, should be a rare thing), is when it actually makes you less
money than if you had just bet to begin with. A lot of people are more prone to calling than betting themselves, and if you check, you make no money.
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