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Calling Stations at higher stakes

Calling Stations at higher stakes - Tue Sep 23, 2014, 01:31 AM
passter's Avatar
Since: Dec 2012
Posts: 195
Are calling stations less common at higher stakes than like at microstakes?
Tue Sep 23, 2014, 03:30 AM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
It depends on our bet size and position in the flow of play on the flop. Betting small in position gets a call, "station" calls and keeps calling us to draw or nut anyway - who knows?

At higher stakes? What do I know - maybe they have position on us and call with a hand to a re-draw. How much do you want to bet on the turn? Then we get raised or called, then what bet for stacks on the river?

Higher stakes players may have a clue on what they are doing or not? Depends on the volume you play and reading opponents at any level.

It hurts more when we get it wrong.
Tue Sep 23, 2014, 05:32 AM
bhoylegend's Avatar
Since: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
In general, yes, they are.

Games are more aggressive at higher stakes which means more raising and betting. However, doesn't mean there is no calling down from good regs as well as the odd calling station type that you see at the micros.

Some GTO players will be fairly stationy too.
Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:50 AM
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Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,353
Bad calling stations become less common as you move up, but the higher you go the more good bluff-catchers there will be. That is to say, at nanostakes players will call because they like their hands. At 50NL+, solid regs will hero-call because they can detect when you are likely to be bluffing.

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