Silly, silly question but any help is appreciated
So, I have a monster hand....AA and it is preflop. I am the last to act and there are 5 callers. If I bet 5x the BB, it is less than what is already in the pot. So, do I raise the pot or double, triple, etc. the pot? Sometimes I think this poker is waaaaay too complicated. Sorry for the silly question but if I understand the how to play thread, then I should be betting 5x the blind but it doesn't make sense unless the 5x includes the other bets.