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the sake of education, IT briefly describe the alternatives
1. In spread-limit, players can place bets within
a certain range of amounts. In Colorado, for example,
the casinos offer a strange game called $2-$5 Texas
Hold'em, in which players can bet anywhere between
$2 and $5 in all the betting rounds. A home game with
a specified maximum bet is essentially spread-limit.
2. In pot-limit, the maximum amount a player can bet
or raise is the total amount already in the pot. Thus,
the amount of money players bet at each other tends
to grow geometrically as the hand progresses. The
strategic implications of this make pot-limit a completely
different game than fixed-limit. Civil pot-limit home
games are possible and man}- groups
3. In no-limit, players can bet whatever they want
within the confines of table .stakes. This is the
most exciting and common format for tournaments, which
are a great way to conclude a poker night (see chapter
14). True no-limit live home games are much less common,
partly because of the large bankroll players must
have to weather strings of losses. But no-limit games
really aren't that bad if there are restrictions on
buv-in amounts or if players are allowed to take winnings
above a certain level out of play.