word type: verb

  1. To call a bet or raise with no hesitation.
  2. A call made immediately after the previous player bets or raises. (noun)

Popular Uses

I had the nut flush on an unpaired board on the river, so when my opponent went all-in, I insta-called. I couldn't get my chips into the pot quickly enough! -Unknown


One of the most celebrated insta-calls of all time occurred on Season 1, Episode 10 of "High Stakes Poker." Having flopped a set of Queens, Barry Greenstein bet, Phil Hellmuth, who flopped two pair, raised, and then Greenstein moved all-in. Within a split second of hearing Greenstein's all-in, Hellmuth himself moved all-in, only to find out he was way behind in the hand.

Related Terms

Call, Phil Hellmuth