Pot limit Hold’em should be played in a way that is lot more different from other betting types. This game is in fact more challenging than no-limit games; however, this is an average kind of play that averages between limit and no limit. This game is limit in the sense that at any point in time you cannot bet any less than the existing pot limit and not more than the upper limit. Any raise is usually the pot limit plus the big bet! Getting enough stakes is a good way to start with playing pot limit Hold’em games. Like in other Hold’em games position does mean a lot of winning and losing. It should also be noted that the strategies for pot limit is not in most ways the same as no limit games. In fact, the strategies are more tricky and complicated in pot limit Hold’em.
Try to make note of big stake bettors who tend to be your tough opponents. An expectant draw in pot limit towards a flush or straight can be handled in several ways. Considering a hand with A- Spade and 5 Spade in the starting hand; following the first round of betting if the player sees a flop like K- Spade, 8- Spade, and 3-clubs, you need to recognize that you are having a nut. To be clear with similar suits it turns out to be nut flush. With such a nut flush you are still not having anything truly materialistic. Considering another position in Pot Limit Hold’em would be a hand like 9-heart and 10-spade in the starting hand and when the board in flop turns out to be J-clubs Q-heart 4-diamond you can see that you have a straight with 9-10-J-Q with requiring one more for the final hand.
This is an open ended straight. If you are getting a king of any suit you can form a hand, or an 8 of any suit can help you form a hand.From the above illustration it should be clear that in Pot Limit Hold’em with most of the result of the games are hidden in the starting hands and the flop. The turn and river in most cases have hands in the final finish and you cannot expect a major change without a good pre-flop and flop. For such considerations, it is always wise to start building your pot-limit Hold’em stakes in your favor right from the beginning. The earlier you work towards winning, the better position you are in.