re: Poker & Overbets? When where and why?
Don't make your style seem like its aggressive to any experienced player period. If you can Induce a weak player to call and be on tilt. or maybe someone whos a fish. Then yeh, you can play aggressive passive, it aint gonna matter. It will matter when it happens to you and your opponent over bets, that way its easier to pinpoint his strategy and how he plays hands. If your playing cash, and he easily puts in money, and you see the hand. You can easily break down what line of action he did, why he did it, and try to get him to do that again or do it back against them. I think it counters out the idea of them knowing but they will still call anyways because to some people the truth matters more than not seeing what could be a lie. Overbetting has to be balance like duggs said,... The reason people do it on the r iver, is because it not only disguises a made hand but also if the opponent folds, then he still wont know your line of play,and if he does call an overbet all in and you got the nuts,hes gonna lose. If he calls an overbet that you bluff, then you can take note what hes willing to call down with something as small as a pair or 2 pair. then from there you can outplay them with hands that can beat a strong pair, or bluff out their medium pair. etc.