What does pot-limit mean?
Explain the pot-limit mean?
Define the pot-limit mean?
Dec 26th, 2007 22:39
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This is an explanation of bet size limits in pot limit poker.
In pot limit, as in all poker, you may fold, or call the previous bet --
which may be a forced blind, if there is no previous voluntary bet -- or
you may raise. A raise, as in all poker, must be at least as large as
the previous bet or raise. In pot limit, however, your raise may be no
larger than the size of the pot after your call. If you are the opening
bettor on a round for which no blinds are made, your bet can be no more
than the size of the pot.
Say that the pot contains p units before a previous bettor bets (or
blinds) b units. You wish to raise the maximum. What is the total amount
that you should bet?
The size of the pot when it is your turn to act is p+b. Your action
includes a call, making the pot p+2b, and thus the amount of your raise
will be p+2b and your total bet will be p+3b. Thereforer
Sometimes the minimum betting unit is larger than the size of one or
more blinds. E.g., it may be that only $5 chips play for betting, but
one or more blinds are smaller than $5. In this case, the maximum
initial bring-in is rounded to the betting unit.
Some people state the general rule that the maximum initial bring-in is
"four times the big blind." This is correct only if the total of the
small blinds, after rounding if appropriate, is equal to the big blind,
and this is not always the case. E.g., in a tournament when the blinds
are $100 and $200, the maximum bring-in is $700, not $800. The correct
rule is "three times the big blind plus the total of the small blinds,
rounded as appropriate."
* 1, 2, and 5 blinds. 3 times 5 = 15; 15 + 1 + 2 = 18. Assuming that
the minimum betting unit is 5, the maximum initial bring-in would be 18
rounded up to become 20 -- a raise of 15.
* With 1, 2, and 5 blinds, someone brings it in for 10. The maximum
bet of the next to act would be 3 times 10 = 30, plus the total blinds
of 7, rounded up to 40 -- a raise of 30.
* The pot contains, say, 1 unit. Suppose each successive bettor
wishes to raise the maximum; how fast will the bets increase?
size of pot before 3 x previous bet
previous bet previous bet + size of pot before
= next bet
1 - 1
1 1 4
2 4 14
6 14 48
20 48 164
68 164 560
232 560 1912
So, if the initial pot size were $100, the seventh maniacal raiser would
be making a total bet of $191,200. The action can escalate quickly.
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