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Pot Odds
 
Once 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.
 
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