There are three different games you can play at Ignition Poker: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo. But each of these variants can also be divided into three separate games: fixed-limit, pot-limit, and no-limit. Each of these betting limits puts its own spin on the way poker is (or should be) played. If you can get a handle on all three, you’ll be a much better poker player at any limit.


This used to be the industry standard. In the years before the poker boom of the mid-2000s, fixed-limit Hold’em (or just limit Hold’em for short) was the busiest game being spread at the casino. It’s still popular enough that you’ll find it running from time to time when you play live, but for the most part, you’ll have to play online at Ignition if you want to play limit Hold’em. Limit Omaha typically shows up in mixed games only; limit Omaha Hi/Lo is a bit more common for that particular variant.

When you’re playing limit poker, you’re almost always getting a good price to call, since your opponents can’t go all-in unless they’re very short. Don’t bluff nearly as often as you would in no-limit games, but make sure you don’t completely stop bluffing unless you’re convinced your opponent will never fold.


Pot-limit (PLO) is the preferred way to play Omaha; you’ll almost never see it used for any other variant. It’s got many of the features of no-limit poker, but you still can’t go all-in when you’re deep-stacked, so bluff a little bit less and concentrate on betting for value – which Omaha already requires to some extent.


No-limit Hold’em is still the Cadillac of Poker. With only a few restrictions in special cases, you can bet your entire stack when it’s your turn, and the more you bet, the more often you should be bluffing when you do. That goes for Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, too, although split-pot games will complicate any attempts you make at “balancing” your ranges. If you’re a nervous player, or you just want to reduce variance, consider playing limit poker instead. Your brain and your bankroll will thank you.