again, your pot odds, strictly defined, are the ratio
of the amount in the pot to the amount of your bet.
From equation 4, we can see that increasing pot odds
have an increasing effect on your expectation. All
else equal, therefore, bigger pot odds are favorable
for you. The way you maximize your pot odds ratio
is to play for a large pot while keeping your contributions
to it as small as possible.
It follows immediately that the more players in a
hand, the bigger your potential pot odds. For example,
if you sit down at a table with only two other players,
no pot that you have a chance to win will ever be
larger than three times the total amount of money
you put into it. On the other hand, if you sit down
at a full-size Holden table with room for ten players,
the pot could potentially be ten times the amount
of your total contribution. Therefore, with respect
to the pot odds, the more players in a hand, the better.