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 08-10-2018, 01:12 AM #1 ited88 centurion   Join Date: May 2014 Posts: 128 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?
 08-10-2018, 02:27 AM #2 BDHarrison veteran   Join Date: Nov 2016 Posts: 2,762 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.
08-10-2018, 06:53 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by BDHarrison 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!

 08-10-2018, 01:07 PM #4 ArtyMcFly Carpal \'Tunnel     Join Date: Dec 2014 Location: Enchantment Under the Sea Posts: 10,019 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.
08-10-2018, 03:17 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by ArtyMcFly 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.

 08-12-2018, 01:22 AM #6 DisRuptive1 journeyman   Join Date: Mar 2012 Posts: 363 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.
 08-12-2018, 07:19 AM #7 legionrainfall journeyman   Join Date: Feb 2015 Posts: 342 Re: Question about betting 'pot' 50NL is just .25c/.50c right? Buy in is \$50. Pros doing \$50 buy in?
08-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #8
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 Originally Posted by legionrainfall 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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08-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #9
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 Originally Posted by legionrainfall 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.

 08-12-2018, 01:46 PM #10 PokerPlayingGamble adept   Join Date: Mar 2018 Posts: 918 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.
 08-15-2018, 09:37 PM #11 ited88 centurion   Join Date: May 2014 Posts: 128 Re: Question about betting 'pot' thank you. very helpful
08-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #12
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 Originally Posted by ArtyMcFly 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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