Texas Hold’em is now the most popular poker game, as it is played by millions of people, both in the casinos and in the online poker rooms.

Almost all the big tournaments are thus played. The game has two versions: limit and no-limit. The rules of the game are simple and easy to learn, but improvement of the play can take entire years. Our publication ‘Casino Life & Business Magazine’ – will present you the differences between the no-limit and limit. Texas Hold’em can be played in the no-limit or limit betting form (fixed limit). Irrespective of the betting form, the game rules remain the same. The only difference is the size of the betting that can be made.

NO-LIMIT

In no-limit Texas Hold’em, the players can bet with all the chips that they have, in any moment of the hand. This thing can trigger extremely exciting games – this is why Texas Hold’em is s popular with the TV shows. Also, this means that a player can win a lot of money in a short time. The other side of the medal is the possibility to lose the same amount of money in the same short time, which the beginner players think hard to cope with. It is worthwhile mentioning that in no-limit, a raise should be at least as twice as higher than the last bet made by a player during the current betting round. For example, if a player makes a bet of 5, the first player to go for a raise will have to drop at least 10 in the pot.

LIMIT

In limit Texas Hold’em, players can only bet a fixed amount in every betting rounds. This betting form is appropriate for the beginners and the flop will be visible in very many hands. During the first two betting rounds – pre-flop and post-flop -, the players can bet or raise only in consecutive multiples of the small bet, while for the last two betting rounds, the bets and raises are made in consecutive multiples of the big bet. Another thing to remember that at most three raises can be made during each betting round.

No matter which type of Texas Hold’em selects, you need to adjust to it, as each game has different strategies and optimum approach methods. Sometimes, the correct strategy in Texas Hold’em no-limit is exactly the opposite of the correct strategy in the limit Texas Hold’em. The biggest difference between the two is how the game is being approached. For example, let’s say you have A J, and the flop shows J 9 4. In limit Texas Hold’em, you want to bet and give raise and re-raise as much as you can; if you are playing no-limit Texas Hold’em, it is harder. You have a pair, but if someone has something higher, you can lose whatever you have. So, with the no-limit Texas Hold’em you have to be more careful. During limit Texas Hold’em, the moment you reach the river, it is normal to become aggressive. Should you think you have the best hand, bet once more. What can go wrong? You are just losing a game, not a big deal. But in the no-limit Texas Hold’em, you can lose everything. Even though you think you have the best cards, it is not true most of the time. Sometimes, it is better to give check and win what is already on the table.

Bluff-ul in limit and no-limit

Limit Texas Hold’em is perceived as science, while no-limit Texas Hold’em is more like an art. At limit Texas Hold’em it is harder to bluff. Chances are that the opponents go further as it will not be a big loss. It is rather difficult to intimidate and fool the adversary during limit Texas Hold’em. As for the no-limit Texas Hold’em, you can bet everything you have. This is really scary for anyone at the table.

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