Matthew Cluff

WHAT IS

Slow Rolling in Poker ?

SLOW ROLL IN POKER

Where a player intentionally takes a long pause before calling an all-in bet. Even when holding an extremely strong or unbeatable poker hand.

Different meanings of “slow roll

WHY SLOW ROLLING IS SO BAD

Slow rolling is so terrible because it contradicts acceptable poker etiquette. You should flip over your hand immediately if you have the winning hand

SLOW ROLL STRATEGY

Reveal your card immediately when it’s your turn to act. Call an all-in bet instantly. You should do this when you have the best possible hand.

SLOW ROLLING VS HOLLYWOOD

- you are closing the action during a betting round,
- your opponent is all-in, and
- you’re heads-up with this opponent.

Slow rolling can only be done when

LIVE VS ONLINE SLOW ROLLS

Slow rolling in live poker is highly unacceptable because it is always intentional. You only have one hand at one table to focus on at a time. 

SLOW ROLL EXAMPLES

In the early- to mid- stages of a $109 online tournament, two renowned poker pros squared off preflop.

Jamie Staples’ Tournament Dreams Crushed by Tonkaaaa’s Aces

Jack Ury Main Event

Jack Ury set the record as the oldest player at the age of 97 to ever play in a WSOP event. Jack played a hand with Steven Friedlander where both players flopped a full house. 

FINAL WORD – SLOW ROLLING

Slow rolling ultimately hurts no one more than the person who does it. It is un-classy, unethical, and a downright horrible part of poker for those who dare to venture there. 

When it’s time to showdown your hand –

- Keep quiet
- Immediately turn your hand over
- Graciously enjoy raking in your winnings!