The Importance of Poker Position

by Gaige on December 13th, 2015

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Hold’em is all about individuals and arrangement. All rounded Hold’em players concur that position in no cutoff Texas Hold’em is fundamentally important. Playing your hole cards in last position will be much more beneficial than in starting poker position. This is because a whole lot more info is amassed right before acting.

As an example, I was playing a $1-$2 no limit money round at a local spot. I came in holding 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer marker, just to partake in some action. Flop came down A-A-4. A bettor in starting position made a fifteen dollar bet. Two entrants drop out and it was now my turn. I should have dropped out, but something felt a tiny bit off. I labeled this contender as a weak-tight person, and normally if he held the strongest hand he would simply check, so I called.

The turn showed with a 7, making it A-A-4-7. My opponent placed a further wager of $20. I hesitated for a while, but took a chance to re-raise an additional $30thirty dollars on top of his twenty dollars. He dropped out and I take the cash.

Betting at last spot gives you an insight into where you stand by watching how other gamblers behave and bet. On the other hand, players at early position could use their poker position to check-raise the late seated aggressors and trap them later at the end. In Hold’em, each ends, late and starting must be played cautiously.

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