Position, Position, Position

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rigor mortis

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When you are looking for a house it's all about "Location, Location, Location", I poker it's all about "Position, Position, Position". This cannot be stressed enough. In early positions you don't know how many players will bet. In the middle ones it's about 50-50. Without doubt the best positions for gainihg usefol information are the late ones. You know how many will be against you, and how much it will cost you.
 
johnwat2

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Position is HUGE. Tough to play a good pocket pair in early position.
 
xbronk

xbronk

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the position is key but there are many factors that determine I have lost more hands out of pocision than in a late but that the decision of a certain advantage does not make you a winner good luck greetings:p
 
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RocwX

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Not only you get more information on other players, but it's easier to bluff when you are last to act. Just be sure not to overestimate your position because the other player might be slow playing a monster. For a good balance on the long run, I tend to bet roughly the same amount while bluffing or value betting to remain unpredictable.
 
Martin Carreira

Martin Carreira

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I believe that in all positions it allows you to have information and depending on our hand, each move allows us to get something rich for our game. In case of early positions, with a very strong hand like KK-AA-AK, we can take the initiative and see how the other players play after our move. The later positions, although we have already seen the other players, allow us not to put anything in the pot without first playing. I believe that each position has its own and has to know how to take advantage at every moment.
 
8bod8

8bod8

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When you are looking for a house it's all about "Location, Location, Location", I poker it's all about "Position, Position, Position". This cannot be stressed enough. In early positions you don't know how many players will bet. In the middle ones it's about 50-50. Without doubt the best positions for gainihg usefol information are the late ones. You know how many will be against you, and how much it will cost you.
Sorry, couldn't resists....
Very true, but in case of 'rigor mortis' the position usually is "horizontal", and ''underway to the morgue'', or already ''in the morgue''.
 
tauri103

tauri103

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The position is actually even more important than we think.
A good or bad position literally changes the interest of your starting hand. The best position is in front of the dealer's button, the worst is sitting "under the gun", to the left of the Big Blind. Thus, it is important to know that some strong hands are worth less the stroke in early position and more marginal hands take interest in later positions.
 
Dzob

Dzob

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Attacking with a button is just as popular as 3-betting him from BB. I never steal blinds with trash cards.
 
AKQ

AKQ

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More players need to learn this!
Position is so important might be even more important than the cards dealt.
Thats the #1 thing I would teach a new player about
 
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Izfensina

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Position is so crucial especially in late stages of the game where the game gets tougher position will help you get all infos and even 3bet with air to take big pots just with your position and table image.
 
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rudy988

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I agree , position is very important part when playing poker , and you need to know your opponents and their plays , and play position accordingly ;) Sometimes its best to check and trap them (if you think u have the best hand) , sometimes you need to bluff them , and sometimes you just have to surrender ! All depends on board/opponents & their style ;)
 
Santiman

Santiman

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Understanding the importance of position drastically help my game.. it's defiantly one of the most important factors in playing well!
 
Serkish

Serkish

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I agree i've been practicing all month on positional play... for example, A10o is bad in early position but in late position it looks great (i'm sure some will disagree)

You can also learn a lot about players as well who play out of position and their ranges of playing
 
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UncleConRon

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My opinion

I like the late position because its a good place to shove if you got good hole cards and the blinds are up or there was a little power bet. A lot of the times they will fold and you take home a pretty good pot.
 
pepsilv

pepsilv

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Position is very useful in poker and mostly everything, but it is not useful for all of us.
 
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UncleConRon

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My opinion

One thing about position thats a problem is when you buy-in late in a tournament. The blinds are up so it nice to be at the beginning so you can access the cards a little before betting.
 
Serkish

Serkish

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One thing about position thats a problem is when you buy-in late in a tournament. The blinds are up so it nice to be at the beginning so you can access the cards a little before betting.


I agree with you, jump late in tourny hope to be early position to get over the blinds already.
 
NWPatriot

NWPatriot

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At what point, from a short table perspective, do you think that position is irrelevent?

What i mean is, with only two players at a table, i don't think position means a whole lot. There is a lot more going on with trapping and deception heads up, and a player who relies on position alone might be in trouble. So if a 2 player table means little, and a 10 player table it means a lot, then what about position impacts at a 4 player or a 6 player table.

My opinion is that it is still an advantage but not nearly as much as at a 10 player table. The reason this is important to grasp, is that once we get to the flop, there are generally only one or two players left, so the amount of info to be gained is less and we are now playing more of a heads up type of thing.

So... tell me how crazy i am.
 
cleder7

cleder7

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I think a good position will give you an advantage when the flop cooperates. If you can get a good read of the game and analyze the possibilities it is possible to bluff or capture some chips with a medium hand. So it's one more variable to pay attention to.
 
MrPokerVerse

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One of the essential three P's in poker. Power, Position and Patience are something you need to be aware of in the success as a poker player. My biggest leak as a newbie to the game was A Q from early position. Was fine from MP and LP with winning but EP was a huge loser. When I got a hard learning lesson with position.
 
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619Leafs

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Position is important because you can play loose or more wide range on an open play when players behind you fold. Or fold a tough hand when there are a lot of callers.
 
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