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Until the start of the current poker boom that dates back to 2003, you couldn’t find a No Limit Texas Hold’em cash game if you tried. Limit Hold’em ruled. But that all changed once No Limit tournaments started to air on television.
Texas Hold’em is a game played in several different formats, including Limit, Spread Limit, Pot Limit, No Limit and No Limit with a cap. Any of these variations can also include an ante.
Many players think about competing in higher stakes games. It’s a natural progression as your skills improve, yet there’s still a lot to consider when moving up in limits.
Whether it’s a Friday night game with your buddies, a weekend trip to Vegas to play in a casino, or a daily cardroom game where you’re trying to make a living, the amount of your buy-in can have a significant long-term impact on your results.
In a structured limit game, like $10-$20 Limit Hold’em, you’ll face simple decisions when it comes to betting: check, bet the designated amount, or raise. Players don’t have to think about how much to bet and raise because both actions are predetermined by the structure.
This topic originated from an interesting post in the forum section of my website: www.fullcontactpoker.com.