Originally Posted by brdway_blu
While we are on this topic.........can someone explain how to quickly
calculate what a pot sized raise would be in PL Omaha? It is my understanding that you call first and then your raise is based upon pot size after your call. I am typing this after working a midnight shift so forgive the rambling
if you're raising...a pot sized raise is 3x the current bet PLUS whatever's on the table (not counting the bet you're raising).
so if there's 10 in the pot and someone pots it (for 10), and you want to raise the pot, you can make it $40 to go.
the reason why...essentially you're calling the bet (10, to make the pot 30) and raising the pot (which is now 30), for a total of $40. i wouldn't explain it that way to a n00b, b/c it would just encourage "i call and raise" which we know is a string bet.
just explain they can say "i raise the pot", and that it's 3x the bet plus what's behind.
about the structure; i'd keep it the same. there's more variance, but so what? i'd make it a little smaller if you're worried about losing players, but making the stakes smaller could just make the maniacs play maniacally, leading to the same end.