Been playing for 20 years and never accused of slow-rolling. I don't think this was a slow-roll, but obviously I'm biased. Here's how the action breaks down in my eyes.
Playing $2/$5 NL in foreign location, Cincinnati, OH:
Button has $800 effective stack.
Pre-flop ($7 - 9 players) - Player open-raises $15 on the button, SB calls, I 3!$65 from BB with A♦ A♣, only button calls.
Flop ($145 - 2 players) Q♣ 9♠ 7♣. I bet $75, button raises to $160, I ask to see his stack and it appears he has $600 left, and I just call.
Turn ($465 - 2 players) 9♦. I check, he bets $230 and I just call again after a few seconds thought.
River ($925 - 2 players) T♠. I check, he bets $300 (not quite all-in), and I snap call.
He immediately flips over ATo. I take no more than 5 seconds to evaluate his hand value and then flip over my hand. Button says "What a slow-roll". Another player chimes in a second later and says "yeah, that's kind of a slow-roll". Then another 2 players at the table defend me saying I did nothing wrong saying they thought button had a full house by the betting action.
From my point of view, I don't want to table my hand if I'm beaten and was making certain he didn't have the monster he's representing. I thought it was more sour grapes from button that his bluff didn't through and/or gave his hopes up that his T was perhaps the best hand. Don't understand why he bet the river when he hit his T, but not really the point of the post.
- Is this a slow-roll?9 votes