To call a bet after a player has raised and another person has called, especially big bets.

For example. If a player makes a bet worth $10 on the river in a no-limit hold’em cash game and then a subsequent player in the same round of betting calls the bet, then if a third player calls the bet as well, then he/she is said to have overcalled.

It is usually a sign of a very strong hand as this player is still calling after there has been a lot of action.

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