No Limit / Pot Limit Hold'em

No Limit Hold'em

The difference between regular limit Hold'em and No Limit Hold'em is in the betting amounts.

Minimum raise:
The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first Player to act bets $10, then the second Player must raise a minimum of $10 (a total bet of $20).

Maximum raise:
All of the chips you have at the table.

When playing at ThePanClub.com, you have a betting 'slider' that allows you to bet various amounts between the minimum and maximum allowable bet size. There is no cap to the number of raises in No Limit Hold'em games.

At each no limit table there is a maximum buy-in amount. ThePanClub.com currently has four different maximum buy-in amounts ranging from $25 to $200.

Buy-in Amounts:
Buy-ins range from $200 to enter the $10/$20 game, $100 to enter the $5/$10 game, $60 to enter the $3/$6 game or $10.00 to enter a $0.50/$1.00 game.

Pot Limit Hold'em

In Pot Limit Hold'em, any Player can raise any amount within a range defined by the size of the pot, at the time of the Player's turn to act.

Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first Player to act bets $10, then the second Player must raise a minimum of $10 (a total bet of $20).

Maximum raise: The maximum raise amount is the size of the entire pot. The size of the pot is defined as the total of the pot in the middle, plus all bets on the table, plus the amount the active Player must first call before raising.

In order to calculate the raise limit, assume you're playing a game with $1-$2 blinds. The next Player can fold, call the $2, or raise by placing between $4 and $7 in the pot. If the Player bets $4, they have raised the minimum, as the previous bet was $2, and this has now been doubled.

If the Player bets $7, they are betting the maximum. This is because they are first calling the $2 blind bet, creating a total pot size of $5, then raising the size of the pot. The $2 call plus the $5 raise yields the $7 bet.

Let's assume the first Player to act does bet $7. The pot now contains $10. The next Player to act could fold, call the $7 bet, or raise by betting between $12 and $24. This is correct because the minimum raise is $5 (the size of the previous raise) and the maximum $24 (by calling the $7 bet and then raising the size of the now $17 pot).

If several consecutive Players make pot-sized raises, a pot can escalate dramatically. As such, we recommend that beginner Players play no limit poker first, before advancing to pot limit.

When playing at ThePanClub.com, you have a betting 'slider' that allows you to bet various amounts between the minimum and maximum allowable bet size.

At each pot limit table there is a maximum buy-in amount. ThePanClub.com currently has three different maximum buy-in amounts of $25, $50 and $100.

Buy-in Amount:
Buy-ins range from $100 to enter the $10/$20 game, $50 to enter the $5/$10 game, $30 to enter the $3/$6 game or $5.00 to enter a $0.50/$1.00 game.

Timing Out
If you are connected to the gaming server when it is your turn to act in a no limit or pot limit game, and you timeout by not acting within the allowable time, your hand will be folded.
  Buy-Ins
The minimum buy-in requirement for no Limit and pot limit poker is 20 times the small blind/bet in the game. For fixed limit poker, the minimum buy-in requirement is 10 times the small blind/bet in the game.


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