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Old 08-10-2018, 01:12 AM   #1
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Question about betting 'pot'

I do play at pokerstars

I do have question on pot sizing

for example, if I'm playing c25/c50 game and I'm on sb

when button bets $1.50 to steal the pot and I try to re-steal and bet 'pot' using

bet slider, it automatically adjust to $5.00.

How does it calculated? because when he bets $1.50 and SB/BB are c25, c50 each. so total should be $1.50 + c25 + c50

simple calculation would give me $2.25 (which is the pot in the middle)

why do I get $5.00? instead of $2.25


same thing goes to re-raising postflop

V bets $2 into $4 pot and when I raise pot, I get way more than $6 to bet

how is it calculated? anyone knows?
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:27 AM   #2
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

A pot-sized bet is a call and a raise. First you call his $1.50, then you calculate the size of the pot. His $1.50 plus your $1.50 plus the big blind is $3.50. You raise the size of the pot on top of your call, so the total bet is $1.50 plus $3.50, or $5.00.

When he bets $2 into a $4 pot, you call his $2 so the pot is $8, then you raise $8 on top of your $2 call, so a pot-sized raise should be to $10 total.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

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A pot-sized bet is a call and a raise. First you call his $1.50, then you calculate the size of the pot. His $1.50 plus your $1.50 plus the big blind is $3.50. You raise the size of the pot on top of your call, so the total bet is $1.50 plus $3.50, or $5.00.

When he bets $2 into a $4 pot, you call his $2 so the pot is $8, then you raise $8 on top of your $2 call, so a pot-sized raise should be to $10 total.
Intereting, I never knew this either. Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:07 PM   #4
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

Pro-tip: If you don't know what a pot-sized raise is, you probably shouldn't be playing 50NL on Stars, unless you have money to burn. Much of the field are full-time professionals, and they will take newbies to the cleaners.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:17 PM   #5
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Pro-tip: If you don't know what a pot-sized raise is, you probably shouldn't be playing 50NL on Stars, unless you have money to burn. Much of the field are full-time professionals, and they will take newbies to the cleaners.
That's very good advice.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:22 AM   #6
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

If you're facing a bet of X, you match the bet of X, and then duplicate every bet on the table. If everyone on the table besides the X bets is equal to Y, then you're calling the X bet, and then matching the two other X bets plus the Y.

In other words, an easy calculation for the pot is 3X plus Y, where X is the bet you're facing and Y is everything else on the table (not including any previously bet chips in front of you). In all your examples, this will give the pot sized bet.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:19 AM   #7
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

50NL is just .25c/.50c right?
Buy in is $50.
Pros doing $50 buy in?
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #8
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50NL is just .25c/.50c right?
Buy in is $50.
Pros doing $50 buy in?
yes, you can make 1,5-2k$/month at those stakes, in vast (vaaast) majority of the world avarage monthly wage is below 500$.

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #9
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Buy in is $50.
Pros doing $50 buy in?
As shocking as it might sound, there are "pros" (people who derive the bulk of their income) playing 2NL ($2 buyin), due to them living in countries where jobs are scarce, and wages/welfare payments are low. In some places, $10 a day is enough to live on.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:46 PM   #10
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

Here in the Philippines some people are living on even less than that, like my girlfriend who is raising a son (alone) on $120 a month, and working 80 hours a week to get that monthly $120 salary.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:37 PM   #11
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Re: Question about betting 'pot'

thank you. very helpful
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #12
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As shocking as it might sound, there are "pros" (people who derive the bulk of their income) playing 2NL ($2 buyin), due to them living in countries where jobs are scarce, and wages/welfare payments are low. In some places, $10 a day is enough to live on.
While this is true, I wouldn't be too scared of grinder/pro heavy fields until 25nl, mayyyybe 10nl at the earliest. By 25 and 50nl though it's true that there are a lot of competent pros, semipros, and serious (solid) non-pro players around.
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