I was playing in a live Stud high game tonight at the casino and saw something that surprised me, I'd like to have the opinion of other players.
I'm not in the hand. It's 7th street and 3 players, let's call them A, B and C.
A bets 1 BB
B calls, with his board showing a pair
C raises by putting 2 BB in the pot, with 3 spades on his board, it looks like he has a flush
B throws an additional 2 BB in the pot, so he has put 3 BB so far
C thinks for 20s (obviously wondering if B has a full house), looks like he is going to fold and then decides to call, he puts another BB in the pot.
At that moment, B takes back 1BB from his bets and says to the dealer "Wait a minute, I didn't raise. Even if I put 2BB there, I said 'call' but you didn't hear me"
Of course everybody thought he raised, and another player told him: "It looks like you raised though"
But B was very persistent and even aggressively gesturing towards the dealer, saying again and again "I only said call"
In the end, the dealer got tired (as well as the other player) and B could remove 1BB from the pot.
I'm wondering, if we suppose he said 'call' (which nobody heard but ok), does he have the right to put more money in the pot only to take it back later?
Meaning, the dealer should have returned some his bet right away?
The other way round happens more frequently, especially in spread games, if someone bets 10$ in a 2-10$ spread game without saying 'raise', it is assumed that he is calling. Sometimes he will say "I said raise" and the dealer might or not accept it.
Here B put more money in the pot and then claimed he said 'call' ..
Would that be a legal but borderline way to try to make someone fold?
Thanks for your feedback