The value of Poker Position

Texas Holdem is all about gamblers and position. All knowledgeable Texas Holdem enthusiasts agree that seating in no cutoff Holdem is critically important. Playing your hole cards in last spot will be much more profitable than in early poker spot. The reason because a lot more information is assembled before acting.

As an example, I was playing a $1-$2 no limit cash match at a local casino. I came in with 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer marker, so I could see some excitement. Flop came down A-A-4. A bettor in starting position placed a fifteen dollar wager. 2 entrants drop out and it was now my turn to act. I really should have dropped out, but his action appear to be a bit off. I labeled this guy as a weak-tight individual, and typically if he held the number one hand he would just check, so I called.

The turn came down with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My opponent laid an additional bet of $20. I hesitated for a while, but decided to re-raise an additional $30thirty dollars over and above his twenty dollars. He folds and I won the chips.

Playing last spot gives you an insight into where you sit by observing how other gamblers behave and wager. On the flip side, players at early spot could use their poker position to check-raise the late seated competitors and corner them later at the end. In Hold’em, both ends, late and early must be bet carefully.

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