Sunday, August 01, 2010
Is Slow-Rolling in Poker Tournaments a Form of Cheating?
So, is there any real advantage to slow-rolling in tournament play? Actually there is. Say that the tournament is near the end and there are 15 or so players on the two remaining tables battling to make it to the final table. The person doing the slow-rolling is buying time or stalling, hoping that during his slow-rolling a player at the other table busts out. This in effect gives him an advantage, however slight it may be, of reaching the final table. If it happens at the key moment when the 10th player is eliminated, slow-rolling can actually push the slow-roller to the final table.
Is this cheating? No it is not. It is unclassy, unethical and perhaps dispicable, but it is also just another form of angle-shooting that cannot be considered poker cheating.
How 'bout slow-rolling in online poker tournaments?...Please, gimme a break!