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NO-LIMIT AND POT-LIMIT POKER


  In no-limit poker, the bet size is limited only by the number of chips you have on the table. 

  You can bet all your chips at any time. 

  So, typically, the bets on later betting rounds are much larger than the bets on the early rounds. 

  This makes no-limit poker a game of implied odds. 

  If you can see the flop cheaply, many hands are worth calling a small pre-flop bet because if   you get lucky with the flop, you can get a very large payoff.

  I’m going to point out a couple of major strategic differences. 

  You need to think about things a little differently in no-limit.

DON’T CALL

  In a limit game, whenever I’m faced with a decision about a call I always first think about   raising. 

  In a big-bet game, whenever I’m faced with a decision about a call, I always first think about   folding. 

  That’s the main difference between the two structures.

    Am I Beaten?

  In pot-limit or no-limit, you always have to ask yourself, “Am I beaten?” Do not ask what are   the odds that I’m beaten; ask, “Am I beaten?” There is a huge difference between those   questions. 

  I started playing casino poker in no-limit games. When I later played limit games. 

  I didn’t start being a consistent winner in them until I stopped asking myself the “Am I   beaten?” question. 

  If you move from limit games to no-limit, you won’t become a winner until you do ask that   question.

POT-LIMIT

  A related form of betting structure is pot-limit. 

  In pot-limit you can bet any amount up to the size of the pot, so you can’t make a really big   bet in pot-limit unless you’ve first made the pot large. 

  That puts slow play as a premium tactic in pot-limit. 

  Other than the extra importance of slow play, pot-limit and no-limit are very similar.


   

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18. What hands can you play if you are in a loose, passive game where they usually call, but only occasionally raise?
Any pair with a two-flush. A hand like K Q