Do you ever call for Curiosity?

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When donking around sometimes I will call out of Curiosity. So be honest how many bluff calls are out of curiosity.

For me its way to many.
 
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Sometimes it can be useful to call for a small bet on the river when you have nothing on your hands.
Two days ago, I played like this in one hand, I had weak cards, made a call to see what cards the opponent had, what he was playing with, what his range was.
 
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If the buy in is low sometimes I will call on the basis that if they do have a hand they will then assume I am a calling station. It's always handy to plant incorrect ideas in opponents heads, sometimes will even call a hand all the way through from the flop even if I know I am bet just to create a false impression.
 
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Sometimes it can be useful to call for a small bet on the river when you have nothing on your hands.
Two days ago, I played like this in one hand, I had weak cards, made a call to see what cards the opponent had, what he was playing with, what his range was.

If the buy in is low sometimes I will call on the basis that if they do have a hand they will then assume I am a calling station. It's always handy to plant incorrect ideas in opponents heads, sometimes will even call a hand all the way through from the flop even if I know I am bet just to create a false impression.


Those are interesting aspects. But do you think the information on low stakes is worth it considering the amount of chips you put in?
 
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Sometimes if its not too costly, I will call when I see someone take a unique line- just so I can see what they are doing. Then I will take notes of what they did.
 
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Having player note, I usually call. Many players like to exploit the river, playing the flop with no cards, and winning a lot of folds. So, when I believe it's a bluff, I call
 
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Sometimes with small blinds I use a small card to see the flop. And even when I have a large stack, I also sometimes come into the game without a raise from opponents.
 
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As a micro stakes player I used to do that a lot with only top pair or second pair etc or because I thought my opponents bluff in micro stakes like they do in bigger buy ins in order to be balanced.
I have stopped do that and I just saved my chips. They rarely bluff in micros. Especially if you play against unknown opponents , the one and only thing they have and you must have in your mind too is how to extract value with your strong hands and that's it.

I still call with mediocre hands and combinations if their playing line makes no sense or if they are good players otherwise I don't do that out of curiosity.
 
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Sometimes it can be useful to call for a small bet on the river when you have nothing on your hands.
Two days ago, I played like this in one hand, I had weak cards, made a call to see what cards the opponent had, what he was playing with, what his range was.


You know what curiosity did!

I seldom call with ace high at hold 'em; usually I'll give someone credit for at least a small pair.
 
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Those are interesting aspects. But do you think the information on low stakes is worth it considering the amount of chips you put in?

Of course it's worth it, otherwise why do I answer the bet then.
But it's worth it if the bet is small, for example, 6-8 blinds, I can call out of curiosity.
Often there is an aggressive player at the table who takes the pot before reaching the showdown, and I get curious about what cards he is playing with.
 
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Not since my cat died, I do occasionally call for information.
 
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Unfortunately Yes. If the board doesn't hit my opponents range and he is betting aggressively. I end up calling wide just to see his cards at showdown.
 
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Some players show their bluff cards but not all of them show so you have to read them first to avoid mistakes.:rolleyes:
 
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I don't call it curiosity myself, but I would say "I call for information" it's not much about my curiosity, but information to see what an specific player is doing.
(Not a pro at poker or anything) but I believe that's the point many times.
 
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I rarely look at someone else's card or flop for the sake of curiosity. All the same, the stack is more expensive.
 
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That should happen on really small stakes I guess lol. Not the most profesional feature though
 
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hi, all the players probably make such calls to check if it's inexpensive
 
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I would not do it out of curiosity, I do it to get information as long as the bet is not very high
 
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Never. Such curiosity can be costly. I continue the game only when I see good prospects. In poker, I literally assess the situation in terms of my chances of winning.
 
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When donking around sometimes I will call out of Curiosity. So be honest how many bluff calls are out of curiosity.

For me its way to many.


Nah there's no such thing as way too many ^ ...
 
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I will call out of curiosity buy will usually have something can can win if there bluffing. I dont do it often and usually it a read and or prices in call.
 
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