Listen, seasoned players: this isn’t your guide. Maybe if you don’t know anything about poker position it might be useful to you, but we’re not talking to you today. Later, we’ll talk about other things that might be of value to you. But for right now, we’re talking to new players that are trying to get that horrible fish smell off of them. You know that smell, right? It’s the smell of desperation, of helplessness, of ignorance. Mind you, ignorance is used here in its most polite form — you didn’t know what you don’t know, and it’s not because you’re stupid. You’re just uninformed of real strategy at this time.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about poker position. If you’re going to play out of position, you’re in for a rough time. If you’re in position, you’re the last person to act on a round. This is the best place to be in a poker game, because it means that you get the most information. Contrast that with early position, where you’re the first person to make a move. If you raise, then you have to realize that other people are going to fold or even go in stronger because you put blood in the water.
Playing tight out of position is the key to making sure that you can stay in more hands. But if you’re playing aggressively out of position, you’re missing out on key information that’s going to make your poker play a lot smoother. [Read more…] about The Poker Position guide You needed to see Yesterday (Read It Now)