Pot Limit Hold'em
POT LIMIT HOLD'EM
In Pot Limit, any player can raise any amount within a range defined by the size of the pot at the time of the player's turn to act.
Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets $10 then the second player must raise a minimum of $10 (total bet of $20).
Maximum raise: The size of the pot. The size of the pot is defined as the total of the Pot in the middle plus all bets on the table plus the amount the active player must first call before raising.
To see how the calculation of the raise limit would work, assume you’re playing a game with $1-$2 blinds. The next player can fold, call the $2, or raise by placing between $4 and $7 in the pot. If the player bets $4, he’s raised the minimum, because the previous bet was $2, and he’s doubling that.
If the player bets $7, he’s betting the maximum, because he’s first calling the $2 blind bet, creating a total pot size of $5, then raising the size of the pot. The $2 call plus the $5 raise yields the $7 bet.
Let's assume the first player to act does bet $7. The pot now contains $10. The next player to act could fold, call the $7 bet, or raise by betting between $12 and $24. This is proper because the minimum raise is $5 (the size of the previous raise) and the maximum $24 (by calling the $7 bet and then raising the size of the now $17 pot).
If several consecutive players make pot-sized raises, a pot can escalate dramatically. We recommend that beginning players play limit poker before advancing to pot limit.
When playing at ActionPoker.com you have a betting "slider" which allows you to bet many amounts between the minimum and maximum allowable bet size.
At each Pot Limit table there is a Maximum Buy-In amount. ActionPoker.com currently has three different maximum buy-in amounts of $25, $50 and $100.
If you are connected to the game server when it is your turn to act in a No Limit or Pot Limit game and you timeout by not acting within the allowable time, your hand will be FOLDED.
The Minimum Buy-in requirement for No Limit and Pot Limit is 20 times the Small Blind/Bet in the Game. For Fixed Limit the Minimum Buy-in requirement is 10 times the Small Blind/Bet in the Game.
Examples for No/Pot Limit:
Example for Fixed: