Definition of Overbet Jam

What does the term "overbet jam" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "overbet jam"?

An "overbet jam" occurs when you push the rest of your chips into the pot, which ends up creating an "overbet".

Dictionary definition of the poker term Overbet Jam.  What is the meaning?  The King provides an example.For instance - let's say that you are holding A-A and the board currently reads J-Q-3-3. There are two spades on the board and you believe that your opponent in the hand is drawing.

There are currently 1,500 chips in the middle, and you have 4,500 chips left in your stack. After your opponent checks, you decide to push all of your chips into the middle, creating an "overbet jam". It is an overbet, as you are pushing 4,500 chips into the middle, which is 3x the size of the pot.

You decide to execute this move because you are hoping that your opponent:

1) Is on a draw and decides to fold (you don't feel like gambling)

2) has something like A-Q and thinks that you are bluffing at the pot

The "overbet jam" has the appearance of a bluff, so it can often have the effect of people calling large bets in spots in which they normally wouldn't.

This is the "overbet jam".


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