Originally Posted by pgcounty
Is 'coldcap' just a cute way to say 'cap'?
No, it means the capper is making his first action on the street.
If I raise and someone 3-bets and you cold-call, I can then cap it. That's a cap.
If UTG raises and MP 3-bets and I'm on the button, I haven't even looked at my cards yet. If then I cap it, it's a cold-cap.
Like a coldcall.
What these guys mean is that cold-capping is enormously strong. Someone is coming into the pot with a 4-bet, having put no other money in yet. The difference is if you've just raised with something like JTs and seen a bunch more people enter, you may get the idea that you have a nice gambol gambol hand and decide to cap after a 3-bet. But very few people would look down at JTs after it's been 3-bet and decide instead of folding they'll just fire 4 bets into the pot immediately. We're saying usually they have TT+/AK minimum.