Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is blocker bet. Also called a blocking bet, this type of bet occurs when a player makes a small bet out of position to prevent an opponent from making a larger bet if s/he were checked to. In addition to freezing one’s opponent, other benefits of a blocker bet include being able to control the pot and to hope to get a cheaper showdown.

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Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is calling the clock which means forcing a players who is taking too long to act to act in a specified amount of time. Oftentimes this is seen as poor etiquette; however, in some cases when dealing with a slow player, calling the clock may be necessary.

If the player fails to act within the specified time, then his/her hand will be ruled dead.

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