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POKER BETTING LIMITS
By George Steinbach

The only difference between Fixed Limit, No Limit, and Pot Limit is the amount you can bet or raise when it is your turn to act. In Fixed Limit, the amount you can bet is determined by the limits and the current betting round.

The amount you can bet No Limit is determined by the size of the blinds, the amount of chips bet by previous players in the current betting round, and the amount of chips you have left.

In Pot Limit, the amount you can bet is determined similar to No Limit, except that there is a limit on the maximum bet which is determined by the size of the pot and the action in the current betting round.


Fixed Limit Betting Rules

Maximum bet / raise
In a limit game the maximum bet or raise you can make in the first and second betting rounds is equal to the amount of the low limit of the table (for example in a $1/$2 limit game, the bet you can make in rounds 1 and 2 is $1). In the third and fourth betting rounds, you can bet the value of the high limit (e.g. in a $1/$2 limit game, you can bet $2 in the third and fourth rounds).


Minimum bet / raise

The Minimum bet or raise a player can make is equal to the largest previous raise in the current betting round. If no bets have been made, then the minimum bet or raise is equal to the size of the big blind.


No Limit Betting Rules

Maximum bet / raise
The maximum bet or raise you can make is an "all-in" bet. When it is your turn to act, you can bet all the chips you have at the table.


Minimum bet / raise

At the beginning of each betting round, the minimum bet allowed is reset and starts at the size of the big blind.

The Minimum bet or raise you can make is equal to the largest previous raise in the current betting round. If no bets have been made, then the minimum bet or raise is equal to the size of the big blind.

Under raises (all-in bets)
If you do not have enough chips to make the minimum raise, but have more chips than it would cost to call, you still have the option to make a raise by going "all-in".


Pot Limit Betting Rules

Maximum bet / raise
The maximum bet or raise allowed in Pot Limit is equal to the amount of chips in the pot so far in the current hand.
To calculate the maximum raise allowed, include the amount that you must call before you raise.

Minimum bet / raise
The minimum bet or raise you can make in Pot Limit is equal to the largest previous bet in the current betting round. If no bets have been made, then the minimum bet or raise is equal to the size of the big blind.