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Fast play

There are two definitions for fast play, or fast playing, and they are as different as night is to day. In the first instance, a player with a strong hand may bet aggressively with the hope of getting other players to fold before they can make a better hand by drawing more cards. By acting quickly and aggressively, the player is showing strength. In the other instance, a player who has a weak hand, and gets angry, may fast play as well. This often occurs when a player has a bit too much to drink or has been having a bad night at the table.
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