Under circumstances in which a raise would be expected or typical, to match all previous bets without raising; to call when one would be expected to raise or reraise.
EXAMPLE: "I made my hand on the flop but decided to slowplay it. When my opponent raised on the flop I just flat called."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Smooth Call
RELATED TERMS: Call, Crying Call, Represent, Sandbag, Slowplay
A call in a situation where a raise woud be expected.
EXAMPLE: "I try to keep track of how many flat calls each player makes. It is helpful to know how often each of my opponents slowplays their hands and how passively they play."