Poll

When a player tosses out a single chip, which do you use to determine if he said raise in time ?

Before the chip hits the felt.
4 (44.4%)
Before the chip leaves their hand.
2 (22.2%)
As long as it's close to when the chip hits the felt.
3 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: April 26, 2017, 08:14:16 AM

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Uniden32

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Tossing out a single chip.
« on: March 27, 2017, 08:14:16 AM »
Just curious as to when everyone else is drawing the line in the sand as to when a player has to say their intentions when tossing out a chip.
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BillM16

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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 09:07:30 AM »
Good morning Uniden32,

While not by TDA Rule ... around here the social gaming clubs use a house rule of: "A single silent chip is always a call."  This is true whether it is a smaller or larger chip when facing a bet.  Of course, when not facing a bet (post-flop), the single chip is a min-bet if smaller than the BB or a full-chip bet when larger than the BB.

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Uniden32

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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 09:31:24 AM »
Bill,

I was more interested in the aspect of timing.  Do you allow the player to say Raise:
While the chip is airborne ? 
As the chip hits the felt ?
Before the chip hits the felt ?

Or, like me, must the player say Raise before the chip leaves the player's hand.
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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 11:02:13 AM »
My vote was for it being close to when the chip hits the felt. The point of the rule (I think) is to prevent a player from making his decision based on the reaction of other players. If it's close (and I mean real close... less than a second) to the time when the chip hit the felt, the verbal declaration should hold. It's not enough time for a player to have a reaction, much less to decipher the reaction. If a case can be made that elite players (or those who are really good at reading faces) could, in fact, read the reaction of other players in that short time, then I would change my vote to the chip hitting the felt.

PS I am assuming that when you say "close" you are referring to after the chip has hit the felt.

Max D

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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 11:11:14 AM »
I would say as long it is close...  if sliding the chip, before it leaves their hand...
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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 08:30:03 PM »
I would say as long it is close...  if sliding the chip, before it leaves their hand...

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This is the way we do it.

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Re: Tossing out a single chip.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 11:42:13 PM »
Before it hits the felt, but if it's close, tie goes to the player.