Advantages of Position


The Position in the Texas Holdem is very important and if you know them well – you can play a good game. If you have a decent or strong hand you can bet early in the game and if you are seated in a late position – you have the chance to play good even if you have not so good cards.

The Texas Holdem poker has very crucial strategy as you need to allow others make there decision and then you want to take your decision. Your decision must be the final one and for that the advantages of position has to be taken into consideration. You must not think that the best positioning of the people will help you win the hand but it will help you take better view of the game and take the rein of the game into your hands. It is also the rule of episonage that if you are outnumbered by your enemies – the positioning of yourself and speed makes you the winner.

The advantages of position can be taken if you have an opponent who checks his hand if he has not so good hand in the cards and does bet if he has good cards. If you are sitting next to him you can win every game in which not very good cards came to him and when he has a bet – you can check yourself if you do not have a good hand. You need to make easy decision about the need to put more money in the pot or need to fold the hand you are playing. If you have set this idea to your opponent that you are going to bet – he might guess the position of your hands and you get a free card from the drawing hand.

Another advantages of position on the table will help you make the opponent learn few nuances of yours if you have a good hand and when at a stage you have not so good hand and still show the nuances – your opponent might not go for a bet thinking that you have a good hand and will win the hand. The one who is novice may not notice so but the early to act players are early position and some who act after you are in late position. These players who are in late table position gathers more information on their opponents as they gain them from the bets already placed.

When someone places a blind is again in a position where the others start betting while the play is on and hence this position of the bets makes it a gain for some and a loss for some and you can find this a money losing table if the bets for blinds are more. The advantages of position is taken when can decide about your bets and if you are planning to bet – keep the bigger bets for the later part of the game. Some time you have to be more conservative and find the proper time to bet and not bet just because all else is doing so.

The advantages of position depends on the button and the button determines who posts the blinds or bets and if we keep this in mind there are three positions and they are Early Positioning, Middle Positioning and Late positioning. The early position is considered disadvantageous as the people in this position bets first and the opponents can take decisions and disrupt the whole game later. The players in middle position can see the players betting before the action starts but there are people who are left to take the decisions and the late position players get a big advantage in Texas Holdem as the hands have been seen and checked and you can steal the pot to win the game there.