• The value of Poker Position

    Hold’em is all about people and seating. All knowledgeable Hold’em players concur that position in no cutoff Texas Hold’em is critically significant. Playing your hole cards in last spot will be a great deal more profitable than in early poker position. This is because much more data is collected prior to acting.

    i.e., I was playing a $1-$2 no limit cash round at a local spot. I bumbled in with 2, 9 unsuited on the croupier marker, just to partake in a little fun. Flop came down A-A-4. A player in starting spot laid a $15 bet. Two players fold and it was my turn. I should have dropped out, but his play seemed a tiny bit odd. I ID’d this individual as a weak-tight person, and normally if he held the number one hand he would only check, so I called.

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

    Wagering at late position offers you an idea where you stand by observing how other players react and wager. On the flip side, individuals at early spot can use their poker spot to check-raise the late positioned aggressors and trap them afterwords at the end. In Holdem, each spots, late and starting should be wagered carefully.

     July 19th, 2012  Marlee   No comments

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