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Overbet

  1. Verb

    To make a bet, raise, or reraise that is relatively large compared to the amount already in the pot.

    EXAMPLE: "I overbet with a marginal hand in an attempt to semi-bluff."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    A bet, raise, or reraise that is relatively large compared to the amount already in the pot.

    EXAMPLE: "One of my opponents made an overbet. Even though I had seen the player make some overly aggressive plays, I wasn't confident enough in my read to really know that it was a bluff. I decided it wasn't worth the risk and ended up folding."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  3. Verb

    To place a bet, raise, or reraise that is mistakenly larger than the maximium allowable wager.

    EXAMPLE: "We were switching back and forth between fixed limit and pot limit games all evening. An opponent bet, and I had a fairly strong hand. So, I overbet thinking we were in the middle of a pot limit game. I had to take some of my chips back in order to make a legal raise, but everyone at the table was pretty understanding."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  4. Noun

    A bet, raise, or reraise that is mistakenly larger than the maximium allowable wager.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing pot limit Hold'em, and I went all-in. I thought I had fewer chips than were in the pot, but it turns out I made an overbet. We had to count out the actual maximum amount allowed and remove some of my chips from the pot in order to make my raise legal."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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