Originally Posted by Pafkata
Have you watched high stakes online action ? How often do you see massive overbets ?? Do you think they are bad players and leaving money on the table ?
High stakes play involves balancing ranges, where those overbets are made w very strong hands, complete air, and drawing hands. Villains know this, so they are playing back w ranges that compete well w the overbet ranges. When an overbet means anything from "I've got the nuts" to "I've got air, but I think you have air and your air isn't good enough to play back at me", the game plays differently - and the overbet on this hand may be calculated to have very poor equity/lose this time so Hero can make the same play on a later hand that will win.
This doesn't occur as much at microstakes - most play at microstakes is face up, so an overbet means "very strong hand" the vast majority of the time. Playing back at an overbet in microstakes w a hand that doesn't compete well w that range is not profitable, and most players intuitively understand that, so the majority of players aren't going to call a turn shove w a flush draw.
Overbetting in this spot is an outstanding play if you have a read that the player will make an incorrect play -
if you have that read and believe he'll call w worse, then I completely agree that it's the correct play.
Note that I'm not suggesting the play in and of itself is a problem, only that making that play specifically to shut draws out is not optimal.