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.
Your first winning strategy4 lessons
More strategies9 lessons
- Short-handed Theory
- Short-handed: Pre-flop Basics
- After the Flop - You Have Initiative
- After the Flop: An Opponent Has Initiative
- After the Flop: No One Has Initiative
- How to Play Strong Draws
- How do you play weak draws?
- Evaluation and Exploitation of Stats
- Tankroll bankroll management: from €150 to €1,000
Hand reading12 lessons
- The Five Player Types
- The Average Range
- The Funnel Principle
- Things to Consider at Showdown
- Four Tips for Successful Hand Reading
- Value to Bluff Ratio
- Average Pre-flop Ranges: Nit
- Average Pre-flop Ranges: TAG
- Average Pre-flop Ranges: LAG
- Average Pre-flop Ranges: Maniac
- Average Pre-flop Ranges: Calling Station
Exploitative play4 lessons
Constructing a game plan7 lessons
6-max preflop ranges7 lessons
Using game theory8 lessons
- Nash Equilibrium and Bluffing/Calling Frequencies
- Squeeze play
- Mathematical Concepts for No-Limit Holdem (1) - EV & Ranges
- Mathematical Concepts for No-Limit Holdem (2) - Combos & Odds Advanced
- Mathematical Concepts for No-Limit Holdem (3) - Fold Equity & EV Advanced
- Bluffs from a game theory perspective
- Mathematical Concepts for No-Limit Holdem (4) - Bluff Equity & G-Bucks
Old articles12 lessons
- Before the Flop - The Basics
- Before the Flop - When do You Raise?
- Before the Flop - When There Was a Raise Before You
- On the Flop - The Basics
- On the Flop - When to play Aggressively
- On the Flop – When to Play Passively
- On the Turn – Theory
- On the Turn – Theory Put to Practice
- On the River - Theory
- On the River - Theory Put to Practice
- Improving Turn Play: Part 1
- Improving Turn Play: Part 2
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”.