What is Pot Control in Poker?

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Last Updated: December 28, 2023

Pot Control

Pot control in poker is a valuable skill of keeping the pot size under a certain size based on the strength of your hand. Pot control is very important, as it helps you avoid the mistake of putting a lot of money into the pot when you have a marginal hand compared to your opponent’s range.

Pot Control Poker Example:

Let’s say that you have a top pair and top kicker against an aggressive player, and you can’t pinpoint their range. You’ll want to control the pot and keep it small until you can define a more precise range for them.

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