This is a discussion on Bet based on hand strength and pot size within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Unless you have set up a bluff from the beginning of the hand, donít let yourself get caught betting or calling based solely on what
Unless you have set up a bluff from the beginning of the hand, donít let yourself get caught betting or calling based solely on what you could win. In other words, donít get greedy. Now, the size of the pot in relation to both the size of the bet and the quality of your hand should dictate how you react, but if youíre simply looking at the size of the pot and thinking, ďif I get lucky I could win all those chips and be set for the tournyĒ then youíre setting yourself up for failure. Poker is a paradox where the core tenant of the game is to be as greedy as possible with the chips, and yet if you base your decision on greed instead of quality decision making youíll lose every time.