1. The Deck
2. Poker Hands
3. Texas Hold'em
1. Betting Basics
1. Hold'em FAQ
2. Betting FAQ
Pot-limit poker (PL) is a popular game in Europe and online. It is very similar to no-limit poker. The minimum bet is again equal to the big blind, and the maximum bet is the amount of money in the pot.
Many people play pot-limit because they find no-limit games to be very fun, but they think that pot-limit is less dangerous than no-limit. It is true that another player cannot put you all-in unless the pot is as large as your stack. However, you are at a huge disadvantage if you are playing scared. If you fold out of fear of building the pot, then you are playing too tight. And if you refuse to bet strong (build the pot) when you have a good hand, then you are not getting value on your winners.
Pot-limit is just as risky as no-limit, and you should not play if the stakes are too high for you.
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