Calling Station

word type: noun

  1. A weak, passive player who allows others to steer the action by typically only calling bets.

Popular Uses

I know calling stations are bad players, but I can't stand playing them because they always seem to draw out on me. -Unknown

You Should Also Know...

The best strategy against a calling station is to make them pay dearly for trying to hit straights and flushes, bet your strong hands hard as they will likely pay you off, and rarely bluff. Because a calling station does not like to fold, he will only fold to a bluff if he has absolutely nothing. If he has anything, even bottom pair or an inside straight draw, he will call your bluff (although he won't actually be thinking about what you have).

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