The value of Poker Position

by Gaige on October 21st, 2015

Hold’em is just about people and seating. All knowledgeable Texas Hold’em players concur that arrangement in no restriction Holdem is critically essential. Playing your hole cards in late spot may be a whole lot more profitable than in starting poker position. This is because a lot more data is collected right before acting.

e.g., I played in a $1-$2 no limit money round at a local casino. I limped in with 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer button, just to partake in some fun. Flop arrived A-A-4. A bettor in early position made a fifteen dollar bet. Two entrants fold and it was now my turn. I should have dropped out, but something felt a little odd. I identified this individual as a weak-tight bettor, and normally if he held the strongest hand he would only check, so I called.

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

Sitting at late position provides you an idea where you sit by studying how other gamblers behave and bet. On the flip side, people at starting position may use their poker spot to check-raise the late seated aggressors and trap them afterwords at the end. In Holdem, both ends, last and starting should be played cautiously.

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