Pot Control

A move is described as being for pot control if it's aim is to determine the size of the pot, either by making it large or keeping it small.
The latter is usually the case if you have a good but not great hand and do not want to play over a lot of money.

Pot control can be effected by manipulating your own bet size, e.g. making it smaller than normal. It can also mean forgoing a bet or calling instead of raising.

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