Position is one of the most important, yet one of the least understood aspects in poker. A lot of players don’t ever think about their position relative to the button; they think about their cards only and don’t adjust their decisions (whether / how to play) to their position in the betting.
Another group of players talk about position all the time; they play hands “because they are on the button”, they bet “because they always bet when they are last to act” or make remarks like: “I don’t play cards. I play position.” The first group of players doesn’t make the adjustments necessary to become a winning player and is often easy to play against. The second group seems to focus on one aspect of the game only and tends to forget that (especially in limit poker) card selection might be even more important; that most of the time you’re going to have to show the best hand to win the pot.
Nevertheless, position is a very important factor in poker. Hold’em and Omaha are positional games: the closer you are to the button, the better. You might occasionally play hands that are slightly below your usual Sbobet88 standards. You might decide to become a little bit more aggressive with your hand because you’re last to act or try to steal a pot because of the weakness the other players have shown by checking, but if you overdo this you’ll find your edge might decrease instead of increase. People might start check-raising you because they know you are going to bet whenever it’s been checked to you; in fact, even tight, solid players like myself are going to (semi-) bluff check-raise you (and the other opponents) out of the pot.
Position in limit hold’em.
Position in limit hold’em is important, although not as important as many players seem to think. In loose / passive games your position often enables you to win more on your good hands (especially your good drawing hands) and lose less with them than you would otherwise. In tight / aggressive games (the usual standard …Read More