The Importance of Poker Position

Holdem is all about people and seating. All knowledgeable Texas Holdem players concur that position in no limit Texas Holdem is critically important. Showing your hole cards in late spot could be much more profitable than in early poker position. This is because much more data is assembled right before acting.

For example, I played in a $1-$2 no limit money round at a local casino. I bumbled in with 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer marker, so I could see some fun. Flop came down A-A-4. A player in early position made a fifteen dollar wager. 2 players fold and it was now my turn. I should have folded, but something seemed a little off. I labeled this player as a weak-tight person, and regularly if he held 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 challenger placed a further bet of $20. I hesitated a bit, but made a decision to re-raise an additional $30thirty dollars over and above his twenty dollars. He folds and I won the pot.

Sitting at late spot provides you an idea where you are positioned by seeing how players carry oneself and bet. On the other hand, enthusiasts at early position might use their poker position to check-raise the late positioned aggressors and trap them later at the end. In Holdem, each spots, last and early must be bet carefully.

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