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Overbetting All-In

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Jun 27, 2012


Quite a few players are reluctant to move all-in when to do so would take a large overbet of the pot. I think a major factor in this reluctance is they feel going all-in gives their hand away and thus deprives them of a money-making opportunity. However, many of these same players will call a big overbet of the pot size because they put the opponent on a steal. I don’t think you can have it both ways. If the overbet is probably a steal move, you should be willing to do it with a good hand. If the overbet is probably a big hand, you should be willing to use the all-in move as a bluff or semibluff. Here is a hand sent to me by a client. It involves the possibility of an all-in preflop reraise from the big blind that provokes a discussion of the merits and ...

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