In a Pot Limit Holdem at any point in time the size of the bet should be equal to the existing pot size. Any raise followed, by a call can include the existing size of the pot plus extra. On an average a pot limit holdem is in between the limit and no limit games.
Specific betting positions in the table of a pot limit holdem are as follows:-
• A maximum of 10 players can play pot limit holdem.
• A white plastic button represents the dealer.
• The player immediate left to the dealer places the small blind
• The player left to the small blind places the large big blind.
• The small blind is usually the half of the large blind.
• Amounts of blind are concluded before the game starts. Say a $2 for small blind means $4 for big blind.
• The dealer position and the blind positions rotate clockwise in each new table.
In the Pre-flop round of pot limit holdem the hole cards are dealt starting from the small blind. After the players see their cards, they can decide folding or betting like:-
• Say, the small blind placed $2 and big blind placed $4 the total stakes in the pot is $6 now.
• The next player should place minimum $4 (big blind call) or they can raise it (small blind + big blind + call by self that is $2 + $4 + $4) by $10, making the total pot value to be $20.
• So in this particular bet, the bet by the player was $4 plus the raise of $10 = $14.
• The next player who is making the bet should contribute to call ($4 plus the $10 raise) a bet value of $14 which is equal to the previous bet, increasing the pot value to $34 or they can fold.
• So every player who wishes to continue playing should contribute to the $14 else they will have to fold and this is the basic concept of betting in pot limit holdem games.
In the flop, turn and river of pot limit holdem games the same style of betting continues with the beginner player in each betting round having the option to start not less from the original big blind value or equal to the existing pot value and raise if required too!