Cold Calling in Poker: Top 3 Do’s and Don’ts

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Last Updated: June 8, 2022

In poker, do you know what it means to cold call?

It’s the term used when someone, who doesn’t have any money/chips invested in the pot, just calls after there’s been a bet/raise.

A simple example of cold calling poker would be Player A raises under the gun, Player B reraises from middle position, and Player C cold calls from the button.

By definition, the players in the blinds, which are forced bets, aren’t able to cold call as they’re already invested in the pot. Instead, they’d just be calling or defending.

Cold calling is typical in low-stakes tournaments and cash games. If you ever play $1-$2 no-limit hold’em cash games, you no doubt see it on a regular basis. Imagine all those times someone raises to $6 and three players just call. They’re cold calling.

While cold calling is generally considered bad, there are some spots where this can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal. To learn more about these, be sure to visit the 888poker Magazine to read the full article.

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