Originally Posted by H8POKER
So just as i was ready to go was dealt KK and thought I would not raise and try to get lots of callers.
You were right, this was your first and biggest mistake. NEVER slow play in limit games, its amazing how often people do this. KK is a great hand in the pocket but with 5 callers it might as well be 72os. You could not have asked for a better flop either, yet still lost the pot.
The best time to slow play a nice PP is in two situations
1. You are at an aggressive table and are very likely to come into a raise if you are calling. This gives you an opportunity to re-raise, pick up the blinds and if you do get a call, you could easily double or triple up
2. You are in an early postion. This can be VERY dangerous when at a passive table, so you would have to consider this once you are used to the style of play. For instance AA v 9 callers, everyone seeing the flop - your hand is most likely beat on the flop, so chuck your cards away
Rememver, the reason people raise premiums hands is so lucky callers dont catch their cards.
As a practice, get a pack of cards, deal ten hands face up, give one hand AA. Deal a community and see how many times an AA or KK holds up, you will be surprised by the results