Texas Hold'em No Limit (NL) Strategy

Although there are different formats of Texas Hold’em, Texas Hold’em No Limit is by far the most popular. This is because you can bet any amount at any time. As a result, you are always at risking of losing every single chip you have – or doubling up. This is why so many players play Texas Hold’em.

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What is Texas Hold'em No Limit?

You can bet anything you want in No Limit Texas Hold’em, this makes it the most complex of all games to master. In Fixed Limit Hold’em you are limited to only a number of decisions, but in No Limit poker one of the key skills is manipulating the pot and your bet sizing to affect the outcome of the hand.

Bet sizing is one of the key skills in No Limit poker because you have so much creative freedom to play a hand like you want. Whether you are trying to bluff or trying to win every penny your opponent has, learning how to properly size your bet is vital.

There are thousands of situations in No Limit poker, and we have built up a database explaining most of them in this section. There is rarely a definitive right or wrong answer in No Limit Texas Hold’em, the answer is usually ‘it depends’.

Don’t let this overwhelm you because although it sounds complex, Texas Hold’em No Limit is the easiest game to pick up. Like the old saying goes “It takes a minute to learn, and a lifetime to master”.