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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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"S" Terms

Short Call

  1. Verb

    To go all-in with an insufficient number of chips to match the full amount or an opponent's bet, raise, or reraise.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Example: In a No Limit game, Player A has $100, Player B has $80, and Player C has $50. If Player A bets $80, Player C could call by going all-in for $50. This would be a short call because it is less than the size of the initial bet. If Player B called by going all-in for $80, even though it puts Player B all-in, this would not be a short call because the amount contributed is sufficient to match the initial wager.

    EXAMPLE: "I slowplayed my hand. An opponent fell into my trap and made a large raise on the flop. I short called. I wish I'd had more money on the table at the time - I would've made an even bigger killing on that hand!"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: All-in, Call, Main Pot, Side Pot, Table Stakes

  2. Noun

    An all-in wager made because the player does not have sufficient money or chips to match an opponent's bet, raise, or reraise.

    EXAMPLE: "There was a raise, a short call, and a reraise ahead of me. I quickly folded."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: All-in, Call, Main Pot, Side Pot, Table Stakes




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