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What is a Hero Call? Poker Terminology 101 and a Case Study from the SPL by spl

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What is a Hero Call? Poker Terminology 101 and a Case Study from the SPL
### <center> *From “the nuts” to “mucked,” there are plenty of weird terms in the great games of poker. Today, we’re going to talk about a hero call, which I was reminded of after a great move made in a recent tournament in the Steem Poker League.* </center> ###

<center> ====**===== </center>
## What Is A Hero Call? ##
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O__K4uMbwQA
A [hero call](https://www.pokernews.com/pokerterms/hero-call.htm) is “To call a bet on the final round of betting with a relatively weak holding after suspecting the betting player is bluffing, so described because the call is considered especially “heroic” or brave.” 
## Case Study in the Steem Poker League ##
<center> ![Hero Call April 13.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQC6mvd5GEU5GyA7t59ek1jaohGmhrWNrYyupU4KxVNXf/Hero%20Call%20April%2013.png) </center>
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In the April 13th 20 SBD, @ByzHash raised big before the flop, and @inthenow protected his big blind and called. After a weak flop (2,6,7), once again @ByzHash led out and bet. @inthenow called, and a second six came on the turn. 

I think you can guess what happened next – another bet and after a while considering his options, @inthenow called. Finally, on the river, @ByzHash pushed all-in, and with a pair of twos (in addition to the board pair of sixes), @inthenow makes the hero call and wins the massive early pot. 

## How to Be A Hero ## 
Making a hero call is extremely difficult, which is why it’s called a hero call and not just a good call. The players who force others to make this type of call are generally very good and extremely aggressive. To make a hero call, I recommend looking for the following signs that your opponent is bluffing and your low pair or even ace high is the winning hand:

- The player making the bet is ultra-aggressive. 
- There is no logical reason to make that type of bet with the hand they are representing. 
- The player made a pre-flop raise & the community cards are low (beware of trip miners).
- You are known to be a tight player, meaning the other player knows you can lay down a solid hand.
- Their betting pattern has changed. For example, in previous situations they bet small when completing their hand (flush, straight, full house), but now are raising all in.

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Comment below with your thoughts, and good luck at the tables! Want to become a hero? Come and play in the SPL! Register at Lucksacks.com. 

<center> ~ Hoodish (@MichaelLuchies) </center>

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@inthenow ·
Thanks for the shoutout, appreciate it! :-D Yeah, that was a good game. So everyone come over to the @spl and let's play! :-)
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@michaelluchies ·
It was a great call!
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@lebekons · (edited)
Thanks Hoodish. How am I gonna bluff after that? :)
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@michaelluchies ·
Haha, at least not against @inthenow :-)
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@evolved08gsr ·
It's called "getting lucky" :)
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@byzantinehash ·
Yah, that ByzHash always firing with air :)

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@spl ·
@airhash
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@bacchist ·
Most hero calls are just very bad calls. Usually at the end of a poorly played hand.

Bad players LOVE making hero calls.
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