Best Online Poker Bankroll Builders: No Limit/Pot Limit Poker

Of all the sections of the Best Online Poker Bankroll Builders Series, I’m writing this post with the most caution. I understand the thrill and excitement of playing No Limit and Pot Limit cash games, but I also know the risks of playing these games. One mistake and your entire buyin, and possibly your entire bankroll, is gone. But there are many players who want to play No Limit or Pot Limit games, so I’m going to give my suggestion for the best game for a low limit bankroll.

As mentioned in the Limit Poker post, Hold Em is the most popular poker variant, with No Limit Hold Em being particularly popular. But the same problems persist in that the average Hold Em player is better educated than the average player in most other poker variants. Because the average player is better at Hold Em, I suggest playing a different game that has a lot of action and a pool of players that are worse on average: Pot Limit Omaha.

I suggest Pot Limit Omaha with some caveats, however. While the average player in PLO is worse than in Hold Em, there are some wide swings with PLO. The game has higher variance than Hold Em, meaning you have to ensure you are using strict bankroll management. Finally, the game can be a little more difficult to learn for some players, as there are many more cards in play and concepts you need to understand in order to be successful.

With that being said I believe the poor play by many PLO players makes the game a decent bankroll builder for low stakes players who want to play No Limit or Pot Limit poker. However, I think overall there are better games where low limit players should be investing their money.

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