An overbet is any bet that is larger than the size of the pot. Knowing when and how to utilise an overbet is just as important as knowing how and when to check-raise, float, or bluff. However, many players seldom if ever make overbets.
In a recent installment of the Poker Bites series at PokerSchoolOnline, PokerStars Team Pros Randy Lew, Isaac Haxton, Marc-Andre ‘FrenchDawg’ Ladouceur, Alex Millar and Mickey Petersen discussed overbets.
The pros all agreed that the overbet is an underused tactic and followed up with some advice on when to make an overbet.
How you react to an overbet is a combination of your table image and the style and image of your opponent. Obviously an overbet from the table maniac is treated differently to one from a solid player.
You won’t learn everything there is to know about overbets in just a five minute video like the one we mentioned. However the advice from pros with very impressive resumes is a great place to start learning how to incorporate overbets into your game.
Watch the video.