This is a discussion on Playing out of position within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Playing 'out of position' means you have to make the decision before your opponent. If you look at poker statistics, you'll see that you can
Playing 'out of position' means you have to make the decision before your opponent. If you look at poker statistics, you'll see that you can play and win more hands when you're in the final table positions. Having a position on your opponents is very important. Playing a hand in position (be sure of the difference between absolute and relative position) gives you an advantage over your opponent. However, you will also throw many hands out of position. You can have, for example, AK under the gun, raise the bet in 4x the big blind and get paid by the cutoff and the player on the button. After the flop is revealed, you will be the first to act. This means that your opponents can base their decisions after their action.
18th October 2017, 9:47 AM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
it all depends on what hand you have. Sometimes playing out of position works well but most of the time it's not the best idea to play out of position.
18th October 2017, 5:14 PM
Very true, having position on your opponents means you got more information to work with and in that way narrow their range down further to make good decisions.
18th October 2017, 7:43 PM
So how in fact you should use this advantage of beeing on position?
18th October 2017, 7:53 PM
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re: Poker & Playing out of position
its burning money playing out of position
18th October 2017, 8:21 PM
Online Poker at: poker stars
play in position is a important thing in poker but we can not forget two other powers that you can handle in poker
1- your stack: how much BB do you have can pressure your opponents
2- your cards: if you have position but don`t have cards you have nothing.