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Pot Limit betting

In a Pot Limit game, no player can raise more than the size of the total pot, which includes:

  1. Chips collected from previous betting rounds (starting pot).
  2. Previous action in the current betting round.
  3. A call from the player making the raise.

This does not prevent a player from raising less than the maximum so long as the amount of the raise is equal to or greater than any previous bet or raise in the same betting round.

Making a maximum raise is referred to as "raising the pot". Calculating maximum raises in Pot Limit games can be tricky but our software will always determine the proper raise range allowed and never allow a player to make a raise too small or too large.

See the table below for an example involving four players in a $2/$5 game:

Action Pot size
$20 from the first round (everyone called) $20 starting pot
Player A bets $5

$20 starting pot

$5 Player A's bet

_________
$25 new pot total

Player B raises the pot

$20 starting pot

$5 Player A's bet
$5 Player B's call*
_________
$30 pot
$30 Player B's raise*

_________
$60 new pot total

(* these amounts total $35,
Player B's pot raise)

Player C calls

$20 starting pot

$5 Player A's bet
$35 Player B's pot raise
$35 Player C's call

_________
$95 new pot total

Player D raises the pot

$20 starting pot

$5 Player A's bet
$35 Player B's pot bet
$35 Player C's call
$35 Player D's call*

_________
$130 pot
$130 Player D's raise*

_________
$260 new pot total

(* these amounts total $165,
Player D's pot raise)

Player A folds

Players B and C call

$20 starting pot

$5 Player A's bet
$35 Player B's pot bet
$35 Player C's call
$165 Player's D pot raise
$0 Player A folds
$130 Player B's call
$130 Player C's call

_________
$520 new pot total

 

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