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MrScott

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The 50% rule in a limit game..
« on: November 01, 2010, 08:58:53 PM »

I have always used the 50% rule in a limit game as follows.....
If a player goes "all-in" for less than 50% of the structured bet of that round, the player that follows has 3 options..
1) Call
2) Fold
3) Complete the bet creating a side pot.
Now, if a player goes "all-in" for 50% or more, the player that follows has 3 options..
1) Call
2) Fold
3) Raise...
For example..3 players remain $10-$20 limit holdem on the flop.. Player A bets $10, player B goes "all-in" for $16, ive always thought that if player C wanted to raise, his bet would be $26. Also, player B's $16 "all-in" would go against the number of raises allowed. whereas if the "all-in" bet was less than 50% it would be considered an "all-in call" and not go against the number of raises

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Re: The 50% rule in a limit game..
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 05:00:39 AM »
MrScott,

 You are correct. I have seen other options but, the one you describe is the best. It is the easiest to understand and teach.

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Re: The 50% rule in a limit game..
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 11:06:03 PM »
MrScott and Nick,

Sometimes the explaination to a specific rule is just plain perfect. Very well said, gents.

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Re: The 50% rule in a limit game..
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 07:10:06 AM »
A person who has already acted on all previous raises before the under 50% more all-in can not complete or raise. He can only call. Only people who could have raised the previous players may complete the bet.