Winning Poker

The value of Poker Position

June 3rd, 2010 at 6:21

Hold’em is all about players and position. All experienced Holdem players concur that position in no cap Texas Hold’em is critically essential. Showing your hole cards in last spot could be a great deal more profitable than in starting poker position. This is because a lot more info is assembled prior to acting.

For example, I played in a $1-$2 no limit cash game at a local spot. I came in with 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer button, just to see some action. Flop arrived A-A-4. A bettor in starting spot placed a fifteen dollar bet. Two entrants fold and it was now my turn. I really should have folded, but something seemed a little odd. I read this player as a weak-tight player, and regularly if he had the number one hand he would just check, so I called.

The turn showed with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My opposer placed an additional bet of $20. I debated a bit, but took a chance to re-raise a further $30thirty dollars over and above his twenty dollars. He dropped out and I won the pot.

Wagering at last position allows you an idea where you stand by studying how other players carry oneself and wager. On the flip side, individuals at starting spot could use their poker position to check-raise the last seated aggressors and trap them later at the end. In Hold’em, both ends, last and early should be bet cautiously.

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