This is a discussion on Position poker within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; not super sure what position poker is but I think I've figured it out due to playing well in my last 10 or 12 tournaments...but
POSITION is the most important part of poker! How and how much you play should in a large part be by your position at the table. CARDSCHAT has a great free 30 day course, Position and how to use it is one of the main classes.
I think position is one of the most important things in poker.
It certainly is. Position at the table determines lots of other aspects in the game - the most obvious being out preflop opening/calling ranges. It also determines whether we should cbet certain flops or not. Out of position we are supposed to be checking somewhere around that 80-90% margin....not much of the field is doing this. Up until about 2 months ago I was cbetting somewhere around 40% or so OOP and thats twice as much as i should be.
Position also determines how much power we have in the hand - in position - or being the last player to act post flop - gives us tons of insight into a hand and allows us to dictate the pace of such. In multiway pots we get to analyze the situation and determine what we would like to do - and in heads up pots we get to apply immense pressure to our opponents when the situation calls for such.
So understanding table positions - proper ranging - and what kinds of textures you should be cbetting - will step up your game immensely!
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