The Importance of Poker Position


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 31-03-2017

Texas Holdem is just about people and position. All knowledgeable Texas Hold’em players agree that position in no cutoff Hold’em is fundamentally important. Playing your hole cards in last position will be a whole lot more profitable than in early poker position. The reason seeing that much more info is gathered prior to acting.

As an example, I played in a $1-$2 no limit money match at a local casino. I limped in holding 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer marker, just to partake in a bit of action. Flop arrived A-A-4. An individual in starting spot placed a $15 bet. Two players drop out and it was my turn to act. I really should have dropped out, but his game play felt a little off. I read this player as a weak-tight guy, and normally if he had the best hand he would only check, so I called.

The turn arrived with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My competitor made another wager of $20. I hesitated a little bit, but took a chance to re-raise a further $30thirty dollars on top of his $20. He dropped out and I take the cash.

Betting at late spot offers you an insight into where you are positioned by seeing how other players behave and bet. On the flip side, players at early position may use their poker position to check-raise the last positioned aggressors and trap them later at the end. In Hold’em, each spots, last and early should be played cautiously.

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