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Old 02-15-2017, 04:05 PM   #26
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

i have seen people calling clock on themselves. Not normal not unseen
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:30 AM   #27
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

What was the previous action?

Unless villain has done something weird like donked or bet an unusually large or small amount then you should have worked out your plan on the flop.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:49 AM   #28
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

IME someone calling clock who is still in the hand is rare; when it does happen tho, calling clock doenst seem to be all that influenced by the strength of weakness of the hand the player has (like others have said, they just may be impatient.) The standing up and walking thing to focus on here, and what it tells you depends on what else you can observe from the player
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:28 PM   #29
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

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You make a habit of calling the clock on yourself?
Given that players sometimes not realizing when the action is upon them is a real thing in live poker, which affects the game speed -- I don't mind when a player says "time" in a live hand, as it acknowledges that they know the action is on them, and if you're hero and need a few extra seconds to think, it prevents anyone from interrupting your thought process to ask if you know it's your turn.

Interestingly enough, the folks I've encountered who occasionally call for "time" are not habitual tankers.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:27 AM   #30
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

Whenever I see someone call the clock it's usually within good reason.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:09 PM   #31
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Recently in a cash game where opponent called clock on me. IMO the clock was called unusually fast (i.e., in just 1-2 minutes). I have never seen clock called at this game ever.

Literally no history with the other player.

Somewhat related: after he called clock he stood up and paced a bit, basically his body language was saying "Stop wasting time, this should be a quick decision"

For the first time in my life I called clock on someone last night in a live game.

I didn't have a particularly great hand, but felt I was probably ahead, anyway, I called clock cause the guy was drunk and obnoxious and took forever to act all night.

My clock call was just because I was annoyed with how long this person usually took.

The moment he went into the tank at all I just called clock. Cause I didn't want to sit their for 5 minutes while he was half asleep
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:11 PM   #32
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Given that players sometimes not realizing when the action is upon them is a real thing in live poker, which affects the game speed -- I don't mind when a player says "time" in a live hand, as it acknowledges that they know the action is on them, and if you're hero and need a few extra seconds to think, it prevents anyone from interrupting your thought process to ask if you know it's your turn.

Interestingly enough, the folks I've encountered who occasionally call for "time" are not habitual tankers.


If I'm ever in a situation where I need to go into the tank, I announce. "I'm going to need a minute"....

Usually it only happens when they make a play that either surprises me, or I know I'm behind and I want to do the math. I hate chasing but if the math is too good to pass up I will.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:12 PM   #33
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

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Recently in a cash game where opponent called clock on me. IMO the clock was called unusually fast (i.e., in just 1-2 minutes). I have never seen clock called at this game ever.

Literally no history with the other player.

Somewhat related: after he called clock he stood up and paced a bit, basically his body language was saying "Stop wasting time, this should be a quick decision"
If a big bet is involved, the player making the request is probably not bluffing, except, maybe, if his/her opponent is taking a really really long time. With smaller bets or stakes it probably doesn't mean much about the strength of his/her hand, as players want to get on with it. If I had a clock called on me and I thought it a close decision, I'd err on the side of folding.
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:09 PM   #34
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

It means someone is taking too long and making the game worse.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:53 PM   #35
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

Did anyone object to clock being called? If he was legitimately calling clock on you way sooner than necessary, other players would have spoken up if it was out of line. When someone is in a tough spot in a big hand, I don't care if they take a few minutes.

The takeaway here, if he's calling clock prematurely given the situation, you'll know it because other players will think it's a dick move. If you're tanking and playing slow, they won't defend you.

I recently called clock on one of my best friends in a cash game. (He ended up having a KKTTT full house that was 2nd best possible hand, losing only to KKKTT). This guy is in my wedding for crying out loud, and after too much tanking I called clock on him. Now imagine we were strangers. That's what happened to you. Play faster.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:24 AM   #36
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

just yesterday guy called clock too quiqly two times and both times had nuts
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:30 PM   #37
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Re: Calling clock .. what's it usually mean?

I feel the players calling the clock typically is not involved in the hand but if so I would say that suggests they are strong honestly!
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