An overbet is simply as it seems; it is where you create a large wager to place maximum stress on your competition in the hope he makes a poor choice. You are not committing many chips into the pot. Therefore if your competitor has hit something and requires or increases your wager, it is still possible to eliminate the hand without an excessive amount of harm. If your competitor has missed the flop that the odds are a continuation bet will probably pursue them from the bud, if your competitor gets hit anything on the flop, then you’re in a position to break free in the hands without committing a lot of chips into the pot. With luck, this will induce a bluff or no less than a misinformed bet from the opponent and persuade him to commit chips into the pot; he would not have otherwise dedicated. That is the reason you need to book this drama for just the more powerful hands, rather than slow play if you believe that your competitor could be about a draw that may catch up with or beat your hands.