when is a cooler not a cooler?

blindraiseblindraise Red Chipper Posts: 302 ✭✭
Not looking for a strict answer, just your honest opinion.

When is it not a cooler?

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  • RedRed Red Chipper Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭
    A cooler is when both player are at the top of their range. You cannot fold, it's just a recipe for a train wreck.

    A cooler is not a cooler when you overplay your hand aka put too much (passive or aggressive) dead money in the pot.
    Sometimes (and often for unstudied and/or bad player) the hand seems like a cooler, yet is based on mistake(s) on previous street(s).
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,669 -
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  • blindraiseblindraise Red Chipper Posts: 302 ✭✭
    Is it possible to overplay the top of your range?
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,669 -
    blindraise wrote: »
    Is it possible to overplay the top of your range?

    I'd say it's possible to overplay the second nuts.
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  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blindraise wrote: »
    Is it possible to overplay the top of your range?

    That is a really good question. You can do it in a number of ways. Off the top of my head, here are two relevant examples:

    Preflop you can use you such giant sizings that no range but the opponents' top of range can continue. In a similar vein, you can create a 5 or 6 bet range where you have no incentive to do so and thus generate too much FE. We see this stuff in the micros all the time.

    On the river, there will be spots where, despite the general incentive to get all in with the nuts, you may be blocking the second or third nuts and the largest size could be an overplay.

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