Limit Poker Rules

Limit poker is just what it sounds like. The bets are limited to a specific size, you cannot make a smaller or larger bet. The size of the limits will be in the name of the poker game. For, example, you might decide to play a *1-2 Limit game. Here’s what the sizes of the bets would be:

Preflop: *1 (AKA a small bet)
On the flop: *1
On the turn: *2 (AKA a big bet)
On the river: *2

The above table shows how much one bet would be at any stage of the hand. So before the flop, one bet would be *1. And on the river, one bet would be *2.

? No-Limit Poker

No-Limit involves the most strategy of all the betting structures. It is also a very fun game although it is very intense. In each hand you could potentially win or lose a fortune. There is no limit to the maximum bet you can make in any betting round. However, there is a minimum bet similar to limit poker. For example:

Preflop: *1 (AKA a small bet)
On the flop: *1
On the turn: *2 (AKA a big bet)
On the river: *2

Now, what happens if another player bets *200, but you only have *100 at the table? You can go all-in on your *100. If you win the hand, you get only *100 from your opponent. If two other players bet *200, and you only have *100, then you would win *100 from each of them. Then the winner between the two of them would get the remaining money (the sidepot).

Having more money at the table is a huge advantage at the table in no-limit games. Because of this, most poker rooms will limit the amount of money a player can bring to the table initially. However, a player can win money and thus build a larger stack of chips and this would give him an advantage over the other players.

Pot-Limit Poker

Pot-Limit is a popular game in Europe and in online games. It is very similar to No-Limit poker. The minimum bet is structured like in Limit Poker, and the maximum bet is the amount of money in the pot. Many people play pot-limit because they find No-Limit and Pot-Limit games to be very fun, but they think that Pot-Limit is less dangerous than No-Limit. It is true that it is slightly less dangerous, because another player cannot put you all-in unless the pot has been building. However, in reality, you are at a huge disadvantage if you are playing scared – if you fold because you don’t want the pot to build, then you will fold winners. And if you refuse to bet strong when you have a good hand, then you are not being aggressive enough on your big winners. It really is true that less money is bet, since players cannot overbet the pot. So if you want a slightly less risky game than NL, then playing pot-limit is okay. But you need to realize that you must be prepared to bet your entire stack or lose your entire stack.