Imo in order of importance:
a) you can pot control easier, example: he check, you check
b) you can build pot easier, example: he bet, you raise
c) you have one action more information compared to villain, example: he bets, you can fold if you have nothing, you can call if you have something
d) good villain knows you have positional advantage, thus you have positional advantage + extra fold equity against him. And against good opponents you need all the help there is. example: CO opens, you 3bet KTo, he folds AJo.
Why I think a) is most importan is just a hunch because when hero is OOP mostly his only option is to bet with TP type hands, even if board is quite scary. maybe, at least if feels like it. Betting blind....
19th October 2017, 12:28 AM
Poker at: None
Poker is a game of incomplete information, and being in late position gets one more piece of information in each round than your opponent. Pre-flop you know if he limped or opened and should have some idea about his range before you risk any money. This advantage continues through out the deal, but pays off biggest on the river.
If villain checks, you can check back your small hands, seeing Villain's cards for free. Or, you can raise your big hands as well as your bluffs and put Villain to the test.
If villain bets, you can call or fold with the maximum amount of available information. Either way you have a better chance of winning the last, largest bet.
19th October 2017, 12:36 AM
Daniel Schools 
Why definitely playing next to the dealer
19th October 2017, 12:55 AM
Douglas Gonzaga 
The position in poker is simply the place where you are sitting at the table in relation to the dealer button. In texas hold'em and many other poker games your position at the table is one of the most important factors.
The strength of your position comes from the fact that the bet follows clockwise. Playing in a favorable position you begin to see how other players react to your actions, fold, bet, or call before you. The phrase in poker, "Position is power" comes from this simple idea that makes a lot of sense.
All positions on the table have a name and it is good that you decorate and learn how to behave in each position. Each particular position has its own strengths or weaknesses
19th October 2017, 10:15 AM
Online Poker at: Weddings
re: Poker & Position at the table
Braveslice and Bigfinn gave good tips.
Position also gives you a chance to win in more ways. You can use your opponents playing tendencies against them. Like if someone often check/raises, you should note that, and with strong hands you can trap them. Or if they almost always c bet, and check OTF if they miss, you can use this info. And on and on.
Basically (tho this has pretty much already been said) you have more info than your opponent. You know what he did, but he does not know what you are going to do. If you have noted how he plays certain hands, you can kill him by using the info.
Being IP makes your poker life much easier.
19th October 2017, 5:21 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
In Texas Hold'em, the betting takes place clockwise and understanding the importance of position is crucial. This is far from obvious for novice players. Because there are other things to get used to first, such as hand ranking and betting protocol, this is an aspect of poker that takes some time to sink in, but it is nonetheless essential.