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"S" Terms

Smooth Call

  1. Verb

    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.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing No Limit Texas Hold'em. I had a monster hand and my opponent raised. I decided to smooth call on the flop in the hopes that my opponent would make a move on the turn."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Flat Call

    RELATED TERMS: Call, Crying Call, Represent, Sandbag, Slowplay

  2. Noun

    A call made when a player would typically have been expected to raise or reraise.

    EXAMPLE: "There was a raise and two calls. I figured the two callers didn't have anything, but found out on the showdown that the second player just made the smooth call to disguise the hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Flat Call

    RELATED TERMS: Call, Crying Call, Represent, Sandbag, Slowplay




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