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Pot Limit & No Limit Poker : Play Poker

NO LIMIT POKER PLAY

    If you fancy, you can bet all your chips at once at no-limit poker. Obviously, in both pot-limit and no-limit poker, you might bet only what you have on the table. There are certain advantages which no-limit poker has got over pot-limit poker. The most important advantage is that no bookkeeping is required.

    There is no need to keep track of the pot size and monitor the poker game so the pot is not overbet. Some poker players fell that there is a better chance of getting the rival poker player’s entire stack of chips and therefore prefer no-limit poker. Some poker players feel that no-limit poker is the ultimate test of courage as there is a certain macho element.

    There are certain disadvantages of no-limit poker play. Overbetting the pot in the early going tends to kill the action rather than promoting it. Usually, matters end when there is $50 in the pot and some poker player lets fly with a $200. You would require a $1,000 reraise to get the job done if the above thing does not end matters.

    If we can observe the rival poker player over several betting rounds in poker, there is a greater opportunity for skill in reading the rival poker player. Pots which build in increment are preferred by top poker players rather than one big explosion. Now, to make a decision, you have more information to do it.

    Both the poker forms differ from each other in their suitability for no-limit poker betting. For e.g. no-limit poker is lent quite well by lowball poker. It is most unlikely that some poker player will have the nuts before the draw and there are only two betting rounds.

    One example of a poker game which is better played at pot-limit poker betting is Omaha. There are four betting rounds, and some poker player can have the (temporary) nuts as soon as the flop is spread. A poker player having that holding has a tendency to overbet the pot by a ton which is sufficient to shut the rival poker player out.

    The intricate poker play as a pot grows with each betting round is gone. In Las Vegas, when big bet poker style Omaha was introduced, it was played at no-limit poker betting. In almost a week’s time, the better poker players preferred to switch to pot-limit poker betting. Since then the game has been pot-limit poker Omaha.

    Another form of poker which uses either no-limit poker or pot-limit poker is hold’em poker. At hold’em, it is more difficult to get the nuts than at Omaha. Hence, the objection to no-limit poker is reduced considerably. The extra intimidation of weak poker players is the biggest objection to no-limit poker play for cash games (as opposed to poker tournaments).

    These weak poker players do not want to put their entire stack of chips at risk very often. Weak poker players are required in our poker game. Learning no-limit poker play is a must for every pot-limit poker player as it an easy step to go from pot-limit poker to limit poker. Also, at many poker tournaments, the premier event is no-limit hold’em poker. The World Poker Championship is played in this style.

    No-limit poker play differs from pot-limit poker in a number of ways. First, when the pot is small, it is common for the pot to be overbet. Second, the position play is somewhat different. Thirdly, it is important to know when to overbet, whether you are drawing or have a made hand. Let us try to understand this aspect.

    There is a certain tempo associated with each no-limit poker game. However, poker players in most games tend to lean on the antes a lot by overbetting the pot. For e.g. a seven handed poker game will initially have $225 in the pot at lowball draw with a $25 draw.

    Usually, $300 will be the average opening bet. A poker player opening with a raise in a $5-$10-$25 blind no-limit hold’em poker game will often make the wager $150 or $200 and sometimes even more which is in sharp contrast to pot-limit hold’em poker where the maximum allowable figure is $100.

    Your standards for initial involvement have to be a little higher if the pot odds are less favorable at no-limit poker than at pot-limit poker. You need quite a good hand to play in raised pots. There is more bluffing at no-limit poker as raising by overbetting the pot size is more likely to win it right away. Initially your style of play determines whether you should do more bluffing or not.

    Every poker player has to learn when to play back at a muscle-the-antes poker player. To keep certain poker players from running over you, you need to reraise on occasion without having the values. At no-limit hold’em poker, you get a hand which is actually worth a reraised before the flop only a few times in a session.

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