Angle Shooting

Angle shooting is a form of cheating in a poker game. Well, technically it’s not cheating but more accurately using underhanded tactics in order to gain an unfair advantage but at the end of the day it is a very unethical way to play poker. It is only considered cheating if it’s against the rules of the game.

An example of one of the most common types of “angle shooting” is when a player pushes forward fewer chips then what is actually required to make the call without verbally confirming their actions in order to get a reaction from their opponent or to get them to turn over their cards without first making sure that a call was made.

Another example would be peeking at a player’s hole cards when said player fails to cover them up properly.

Here you can see angle shooting that took place at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid.

Related terms on

  1. Chip Dumping
  2. Slow Play
  3. Hit and Run
  4. Bluff Catcher
  5. Badugi
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