To slow roll
a player is to purposely take a long time to call
a bet while holding the nuts
(or relative nuts
). When a person slow rolls, his opponent is usually all-in
and there is no one else left to act
In a live situation, this can also refer to when a player takes a long time to turn
over the winning hand at showdown
. I.e. Hero
calls a bet on the end with AA on a AAJ92 board, and after his opponent turns over JJ, hero
hems and haws, checks his cards, pretends to start mucking his cards, and then turns over his quad aces.
Example: After his opponent pushes all-in, hero calls time and pretends to think painfully before calling with his royal flush.
Created by courtiebee
on 17 Jul, 2009
Last updated by eugmac
on 12 Aug, 2011