# Just Checking

#### wagon596

##### Legend
Loyaler
I was playing in a live tournament several years ago, and I checked one player in front of me out of turn. Of course he bet knowing I wasn't strong.

My question is, could I have raised him?

I asked the floor manager later, so I know what his answer was. I was just wondering what y'all think.

#### Kenzie 96

##### Legend
Champion
My understanding is you are committed to checking only if he checks or folds, he bets you no longer have the option of checking.

#### wagon596

##### Legend
Loyaler
My understanding is you are committed to checking only if he checks or folds, he bets you no longer have the option of checking.

Yep, that was the answer I got from the floor person.

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#### QA77

##### Visionary
This has happened a lot but I don’t think I’ve seen anyone raise. If someone bets out of turn, then the bet stands. If you bet \$50 out of turn but opponent bets \$100, you can’t take the \$50 back and can’t raise. You either call the \$100 or fold and lose the \$50. Correct me if I’m wrong.

#### Pokerstudy

##### Legend
Checking frequency

#### Kenzie 96

##### Legend
Champion
This has happened a lot but I don’t think I’ve seen anyone raise. If someone bets out of turn, then the bet stands. If you bet \$50 out of turn but opponent bets \$100, you can’t take the \$50 back and can’t raise. You either call the \$100 or fold and lose the \$50. Correct me if I’m wrong.[/Q

Was not aware that one could only fold or call not raise.

#### Jillychemung

##### Stacks & Stacks
Loyaler
This has happened a lot but I don’t think I’ve seen anyone raise. If someone bets out of turn, then the bet stands. If you bet \$50 out of turn but opponent bets \$100, you can’t take the \$50 back and can’t raise. You either call the \$100 or fold and lose the \$50. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Was not aware that one could only fold or call not raise.

'If action changes, the OOT action is not binding; any bet or raise is returned to the OOT player who has all options including: calling, raising, or folding.'

So you bet \$50 OOT and the correct in turn player bets any amount, the OOT player has his \$50 returned and play continues as normal.

Now if the in turn player had checked, the OOT players \$50 bet would stand.

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