The Rules of the Different Texas Holdem Variations

The rules of the Texas Holdem poker game are not that hard to understand. However, players need to distinguish among the different known variations of the game. These games are widely distributed in some of the biggest casinos and gambling facilities all over the world.

The three most popular Texas Holdem variations are the limit, no-limit, and pot-limit Holdem poker games. These three exciting poker games vary on their betting structure but each of them still contains the same old fun and exciting aspects that can normally be found in Texas Holdem. Each of these games may differ from one another but all are guaranteed to provide total entertainment like no other.

In the U.S., the limit Holdem is the most widely played Texas Holdem poker variant. In the first couple of rounds in this game, small bets are only allowed. It means that the raises and bets are equivalent to the big blind. In the next couple of rounds, raises and bets would be equivalent to twice the big blind bets. These bets would be appropriately called big bets.

The betting structure of the limit Holdem game is very much structured. Players cannot go beyond the bets allowed for every round. That's why it is called a limit game. There are limits upon which players can bet. Players can never go all-in just like those televised tournaments in big poker events like the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Poker Tour.

This kind of game is particularly good for poker tournaments that are held for the main purpose of socialization, such as private and other home tournaments. This is because limit Texas Holdem allows the players to play longer. Players need to make a lot of mistakes before they can bust out of a game.

On the other hand, the no-limit Holdem game has a relatively flexible betting structure. Players can bet even all the chips they got if they want to. However, such move could possibly end up with players busting out of the tournament easily. One wrong move can get some players eliminated in an instant. That is the fun part of it. This is one of the major reasons why the big poker events use this kind of Texas Holdem variant. Just watch the World Poker Tour, the European Poker Tour, and the World Series of Poker to see how much exciting no-limit Texas Holdem tournaments really are.

Meanwhile, the pot-limit Holdem has a different betting structure from the previous two Texas Holdem variants. In this kind of game, players can only make the value of the pot as the basis for the highest raise that players can make. This game is still very exciting in its own way and lots of poker players are seriously hooked to this Texas Holdem variation.