The Importance of Poker Position

Thursday, 22. March 2018

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Texas Holdem is all about people and seating. All knowledgeable Hold’em players concur that position in no cap Texas Hold’em is critically essential. Showing your hole cards in last spot might be a great deal more profitable than in early poker position. This is because a whole lot more information is collected right before acting.

i.e., I was playing a $1-$2 no limit money match at a local spot. I came in with 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer button, just to see a bit of excitement. Flop arrived A-A-4. A bettor in early position laid a fifteen dollar wager. 2 players fold and it was my turn. I really should have dropped out, but his betting appear to be a bit off. I read this guy as a weak-tight player, and typically if he held the number one hand he would only check, so I called.

The turn arrived with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My opposer placed an additional bet of $20. I debated for a while, but made a decision to re-raise a further $30thirty dollars on top of his $20. He folds and I won the cash.

Gambling at last position allows you an idea where you are positioned by seeing how other players react and wager. On the flip side, people at early position could use their poker spot to check-raise the late positioned competitors and corner them afterwords at the end. In Hold’em, each ends, last and early should be played cautiously.

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