The Importance of Poker Position


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 13-10-2015

Holdem is simply about people and seating. All knowledgeable Hold’em players concur that position in no restriction Hold’em is critically significant. Showing your hole cards in last position may be much more beneficial than in starting poker spot. This is due to the fact that much more info is collected before acting.

As an example, I played in a $1-$2 no limit money match at a local casino. I came in holding 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer marker, just to see some excitement. Flop came down A-A-4. A bettor in early spot laid a fifteen dollar bet. Two players fold and it was now my turn. I really should have folded, but something felt a bit off. I read this player as a weak-tight guy, and usually if he had the biggest hand he would simply check, so I called.

The turn showed with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My opponent made another wager of $20. I deliberated for a while, but made a decision to re-raise an additional $30thirty dollars on top of his twenty dollars. He folds and I won the chips.

Gambling at late spot provides you an idea where you are positioned by observing how other entrants react and bet. On the flip side, enthusiasts at starting position may use their poker position to check-raise the last positioned competitors and trap them afterwords at the end. In Hold’em, each ends, last and starting should be played cautiously.

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