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Pot Limit (with examples)

Those who have already gained more experience,  will sooner or later grapple with the Pot limit and No limit variant. In this post we will cover the Pot limit in various examples.

Pot Limit

At Pot limit games the amount of the betting is limited through the amount of the pot. This means, if there are 50$ in the pot, then a player has the option to bet an amount between the big blind (smallest bet) and the pot (biggest possible bet).

To explain this more detailed let’s see an example:

You play 2 $ / 4 $ Texas hold’em. The small blind is 2 $, the big blind 4 $. The first player now has 3 options. He can raise at least to 4 $ (he has to put 8 $ in the pot), he can bet the amount of the pot or an amount between these two. In total the pot is now at 14 $ – here is how we got this sum. The small blind 2 $, the big blind 4 $, the call 4 $ – that is a total of 10 $ in the pot. The call is 4 $ and the raise 10 $, therefor the player has to pay 14 $ at raise pot. If the next player also decides to play raise pot , then he has the chance to raise to 48 $.

How did we get that amount (48 $)? Let us some it up:

Small blind 2 $, big blind 4 $, raise 14 $, call 14 $ – gives a total of 34 $. Thus the re-raise will be 48 $. 34 $ for the pot and 14 for the call. The re-raise at pot limit games has to be at least double as high compared to the previous raise. If the player doesn’t have enough money for a re-raise then he can go all-in. The bet has to be at least as much as the big blind, and here we have the same rule as before. If a player doesn’t have enough money for a bet he has the option to go all-in.

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