word type: poker slang
- A person who plays in games that offer a small chance at a high return; or, similarly, a high risk of going broke relative to his ability to make a profit in the game over the short term.
The essence of shot-taking is that the person engaging in the activity could not sustain the ability to play in the game over the long-term.
For example, someone with a $100K bankroll who plays in a $10K tournament is taking a shot.
Another pure example would be someone who sits down in a poker game with his entire bankroll.
Habitual Shot Takers
- Jean-Robert Bellande
- Archie Karas