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Texas hold'em is easily the most popular poker game played in card rooms in the United States. Hold'em comes in four betting structures: limit, no-limit, pot-limit and spread-limit. No-limit hold'em (NLHE) is the rising star of poker games. A few years ago the game could not be found in a live poker room, but the popularity of televised poker has increased interest in this structure. In some rooms it rivals limit hold'em in popularity and is about even in popularity at online poker venues.

The no-limit structure allows players to bet up to the total amount they have on the table at the time the hand begins. On each betting round - preflop, flop, turn, river - the bet can be any size equal to or larger than the size of the big blind. The minimum raise size is the size of the previous bet or raise. Further details and examples of this betting structure can be found in the article on no-limit itself.[1]

Advantages and disadvantages

For the complete article on this topic, see limit versus no-limit hold 'em

Learning NLHE: Short stacks versus deep stacks

Many players disagree about the proper way for beginners to learn no-limit. Specifically, one point of dispute is the viability of intentionally playing short stacks.

For the complete article on this topic, see short stack

Discussion threads

External links

PokerWiki's guide to playing no-limit hold 'em
Preflop Big pair | AK
Postflop Playing a monster | Drawing hands | Playing against draws

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