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Crying Call

  1. Noun

    A call made hesitantly or with little expectation of winning, especially when accompanied by a complaint about the circumstances.

    EXAMPLE: "My opponent bet on the river, and I had to decide to flat call or raise. I had a decent hand and thought I would win, but wanted to get the most out of it. Since there were two people left to act behind me, I decided to just call. I figured if I raised and they had weak hands they would have folded, so at best I'd get the one extra bet from the initial bettor. On the other hand, if they had marginal hands they thought might have a chance, either both or them or one of them might make a crying call. If just one of them did that, I'd get the same profit as if I'd raised, and if they both did it, I'd win an extra bet. I just flat called."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Call, Flat Call, Smooth Call

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