Pot-limit Hold’em is a major big bet poker variant which has increased hugely in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic over the past twenty years. Hold’em is a fascinating game in which each player receives two hole cards to complement the five community cards. This leads to complex and interesting play, and offers great possibilities for the expert player to outmanoeuvre weaker opposition. In pot-limit hold’em big bets can appear out of nowhere, thereby providing skilful players with the opportunity to apply pressure with bold bluffs and counter-bluffs.
This book will be of tremendous value to anyone looking to improve their understanding of this exciting game. The material is presented in a novel ‘test-yourself’ format, which simulates live-action play by enabling readers to select the best course of action at each stage of a complete hand. They are then invited to compare their play with that of the experts, and assess their results through a unique scoring system.
Pot-limit hold’em is an increasingly popular form of poker, about which there is little literature