The Umbrella Effect?
I am reading Harrington On Hold'em, and he has used this term. I don't quite understand what it is and was wondering if someone could explain it. This is in "Harrington on Hold'em, Volume 1"
He is discussing how to play certain cards, in certain situations. The situation is that you have a caller in third position (before the flop), and you are in fifth position. You are holding a pocket pair, 8's or lower.
"In this situation, the small pairs benefit from what's called the umbrella effect
. With one extra caller in the pot, calling with the small pairs gets you slightly better pot odds
. As a result, you can call with eights, sevens, and sixes. On the button instead of fifth position, I would call with all these pairs. With the lower pairs, you're hoping to flop trips or catch an otherwise exceptionally favorable flop."