Pot size and bluffing?
Hello everyone and thanks in advance
So, I've been studying poker theory for a while now, and here's a topic I've read several things on: when the pot is large, should you be more inclined to bluff or to remain passive and value bet?
I kinda have motives for both answers. You can bluff (assuming opponents aren't bad, so they will fold if they have strong motives to think they are behind) since the pot is big enough for you to make a huge bet; even 1/2 of a big pot may be enough to represent a big hand. On the other hand, because the pot is big, everyone is getting pretty good pot odds
to call you, especially if they are short stacked or have a strong draw (implied odds also play a role here, because if you make a big bet into a big pot, then you pretty much commit yourself and they can safely assume a shove-call when they make their hands).
Then again, this is just my newbie thought process, it may very well be wrong.
For the sake of simplicity, let's assume players are capable of folding and we are playing on a +/- dry board, against 3 opponents maximum (non of whom is particularly short-stacked), so there are no other reasons not to bluff besides the pot size.
So, big pot: is it good for (semi)bluffing? Or is it better for value betting only? What if the board allows for a flush draw (2-suited) or a straight draw, but no flushes or straights can have been completed yet?