Pot Limit Holdem

July 2, 2010

When starting with online poker then 95% of the beginners are not aware of rakeback. It is something to maximize your profits. This will be explained later on. Texas Hold’em has three variations, no-limit, pot-limit and limit. Pot-limit Hold’em is one of the most difficult forms of poker, simply because it is big-bet poker. Bets at the start are microscopical compared to their size on the river. Lets make an example where you have AK and the flop is Ac-2d-Th, you bet pot and someone calls, turn is a 3h, you bet and someone calls again. The river is a Qh, you check and he bets the pot. In limit poker it would be very easy to call because there is the possibility of you having a better hand. In Pot Limit you can not call just to see what he had and you will be beat from time to time.

Very oftenly beginners sit at tables with small stacks and that might be a mistake  . Should you take a full stack or a short stack? What are the benefits? It depends.

Playing with a small stack requires a patient state of mind  . Are you able to wait until you get a premium hand like KK while losing two or three rounds of blinds? Or do you want to get it all-in as soon as you have the opportunity for it ? If you are patient try playing with a short stack and waiting for a very good hand. If you are not then it’s best to bring a full stack and play your heart out .

If you bought in for $200 and have $40 left you should wait for a good hand before moving all in. If you can multiply your stack then you are back in the game. If you had $20 left then it would be wise to rebuy as it is difficult to win three or four hands in a row.

It would be best to top up your stack to the maximum if the play is loose  . You get involved in bigger pots more often if it is a loose table  and you have a better chance of winning a bigger pot. If the table is tight then a short stack is a good option also . You might be able to steal a few pots on the flop and rebuild bit by bit until you get a good chance to double up.

If you just lost a big pot because of a bad beat and you are left with crumbs then you should play tight and wait for a premium starting hand . It will give you some time to relax and to forget the bad beat. Rebuying right after a bad beat may cost you a lot of money very quickly.

Earlier we mentioned rakeback . This is something beginners overlook very oftenly and it is a mistake. Rakeback provides the player with a chance to get back some of the fees that poker room takes . These fees are taken when you play at cash games or enter a tournament. The sums are small but if you play more then once then the fees only grow and it would be good to get a „tax refund“. Beginners should look for Noxwin Rakeback or even Opoker Rakeback. These poker rooms provide lots and lots of beginning players making it easy to get a nice profit and maximize that profit further you should register through an affiliate who offers rakeback.

Texas Hold’em has many aspects that should be learned . Even if you start by playing the game then you should also read about strategy during that time. Best would be to start off by going through a lot of theory about the game and then using it on the table.

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