Calling station

Definition of calling station

A calling station (or simply a "station") is, as its name suggests, a player who likes to call. Most of the time, calling stations are bad players, a little too curious. It is often a recreational player who overestimates the frequency of bluffing in poker. For him, poker is all about bluffing, so you have to call all the bets. He is a bon vivant who is there to have fun at the poker table. The calling station's are an incredible source of income for professional players.

How to play against a calling station

There are several types of calling station. Some players will be more curious than others. But as a general rule, it is not recommended to bluff a calling station. The calling station is not there to lay hands, it's there to play and it's like Thomas, it doesn't believe, it has to see. Don't bluff a player who is too curious and will never give you credit. Some players will even rationalize their bluff against the calling stations by claiming that they had a conservative gambler image. Even if you have folded the last 122 hands, chances are you still won't be able to use your image to bluff a calling station. Here's a tip; wait for a good hand and bet big and often!


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