Definition of Snap Call

What does the term "snap call" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "snap call"?

In poker, a "snap call" occurs when a player calls an all-in bet without thinking for even a second. In most cases, one of three things has happened:

1) The player "snap calling" has the nuts
2) The player "snap calling" has a great read on the player betting
3) The player "snap calling" is priced in and is going to call no matter what

The meaning of the term Snap Call when it comes to the game of poker.  Definition / dictionary entry.

Let's look at an example of a snap call:

You are playing in a large MTT. You enter the hand as the tournament chip leader.

You are in the big blind and the action folds around to the button, who has one of the smallest stacks in the tournament. The button decides to push all-in. Given their position and the size of their stack, they are obviously shoving a very wide range.

The small blind folds and you look down at pocket Queens and "snap call", meaning that you don't take any time whatsoever to think about your hand or the situation. You are certainly not going to be folding in this position, so there is no point in taking any time to consider the hand.


Many "live" poker players have a reputation for taking too long to consider their decisions, but there are some instances where even the slowest moving players will choose to snap call.

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