Various Forms of Texas Hold'em Poker
The 3 different types of Hold'em are Limit, No-limit and Pot-limit. These names actually refer to the way that the betting is played out in each game.
In Limit, there is a fixed limit on the value of each individual bet at each stage of the game.
In No-limit, each player is free to bet however many of his chips that he or she wishes at any time.
In Pot-limit Hold’em, players are at liberty to bet the amount of the entire pot (but no more) at any time. It should be obvious from this that novices should only play Limit Hold’em while learning the game. No-limit and Pot-limit are much riskier types of Hold'em in which it would be easy to see your entire stack of chips lost very quickly. However, this does not necessarily mean that Limit Hold’em is in any way inferior for some of the biggest pots in poker are played out in Limit!
There are several other poker variants which are similar to Texas Hold 'em. Hold 'em is a member of a genre of poker games known as community card games, where some cards are available for use by all the players. There are several other games that use five community cards in addition to some private cards and as such bear a close resemblence to Texas hold 'em.
Royal hold 'em has the same format as Texas hold 'em, but the poker deck contains only Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, and Tens.
Pineapple and Omaha hold 'em both vary the number of cards an individual player receives before the flop (along with the rules regarding how they may be used to form a hand), but are dealt identically afterwards.
Manila is a variety of which is popular in Australia. In Manila, players receive two private cards from a reduced deck (containing no cards lower than 7). A five card board is dealt, unlike Texas hold 'em, one card at a time; there is a betting round after each card.