Building a Small/Big Pot
hai guiz. Just a general qustion, but I suppose it does have some nuance.
When would you want a small pot versus a big pot?
I think the most basic level is that you'd want small pots for mediocre/speculative hands, and large pots for TPTK sorts of hands. Right?
But are there situations where it reverses? For example, in a poker book I have (NLHE Theory and Practice), there is the example of
Kd Jd 6s
The book asks if youd prefer a small or big pot here, and then says that its a trick question. Since it doesnt include stack size, pot size, position, and players remaining, I'd guess that these things come into play as well when considering ideal pot size.
So with many people in this pot, youd be a bit scared, and check it off, hoping for a small bet (or try to make a small blocking bet yourself? ... this doesnt seem ideal).
But against one opponent, youd try to grow the pot generally.
So.... any advice either generally, or specifically with this problem? I think I have a general idea of the pots id like to see preflop, but when more people fold/call than expected, I get into some trouble
Just curious what y'all think