Texas Hold'em Variants

1. No Limit Hold’em

In this type of Texas Hold’em a minimum bet or raise is the size of the big blind while the maximum bet is the total amount of chips or money that you have. When a bet has been made by a player the minimum raise you can make is the bet from that player. For example if a player bet $10 in front of you the minimum raise that you can make is $10 so a total bet of $20 (pay the amount from the raise of the player from the front of you $10 plus the raise – another $10).

In general the minimum buy in for a no limit cash table is 20 big blinds and the maximum will be 100 big blinds. This type of Texas Hold’em involves much action, skills, patience, good luck and many bluffing hands.

2. Fixed Limit Hold’em

It’s calling fixed limit because the betting limits are fixed. The size of the limit is given by the bet size. For example if you are playing on a fixed limit cash table with $1/$2 limits then the small bet will be $1 and the big bet will be $2. The small blind will be  $1 and the big blind will be $2. Big blind has the same value with the small bet. The rules of the fixed limit game are the same rules from the no limit game.

The bet and the raise are incremented  with each player that bet or raise on the table ring.

Before the flop and on the flop the bet value is incremented with the value of the small bet. We use the same example a table with $1/$2 limits. If you are the first to bet you can only bet $1. If the next player want to raise it will raise $2. If another player want to reraise he will reraise to $4 the next one $6 and so on.

On the turn and river the bet value is incremented with the value of the big bet. If you are the first player to bet on the turn you can bet $2. If the next player in the game want to raise it will raise $4, the next player $8 and so on.
In the fixed limit game there is a set number of raises that you can make before the betting round is finished. Typically this number is set to four or five bets.

3. Pot Limit Hold’em

It’s calling pot limit because the betting limits are fixed to the value of the pot. It’s a combination of the no limit hold’em and fixed limit hold’em. To determine the maximum bet that you can make is necesarry to count all the money in the pot and all the bets on the table, also any call that you will make before raising.

To understand we present a short example. Let’s suppose that you play at a pot limit cash table with small blind $1, the big blind $2 and the pot value is $6. We imagine two cases.

1. You are the first player that talk on the flop. You have two options: to check or bet. If you’re betting the bet value must be in the range between the big blind and the value of the pot. So in our case the bet value can be between $1 and $6.

2. You are the second player that talk on the flop. The player before you bet $3. You have now three options: to fold, call or raise.  If you call your call value would be $3. If you raise, your minimum raise value is the value of the previous bet. In our case the minimum raise is $3 so a total bet of $6  ($3 value of the previous bet + $3 the minimum value of the raise). Your maximum raise value is the value of the pot. In our case the the maximum raise is $12 ($3 the value of the previous bet  + $3 the value of the call + $6 the value of the pot). The maximum bet value will be the value of the raise plus the value of your call that means a total bet of $15. ($12 the value of the raise +  $3 the value of the call).

4. Mixed Hold’em

It’s called mixed because a number of rounds is playing No Limit Hold’em and the same number of rounds is playing Limit Hold’em. Without other words the game switches between rounds of Limit Texas Hold'em and No Limit Texas Hold'em.