The value of Poker Seating

Texas Holdem is all about people and seating. All experienced Hold’em players agree that position in no limit Hold’em is fundamentally important. Playing your hole cards in last spot could be a great deal more profitable than in early poker spot. This is because much more data is amassed right before acting.

e.g., I was playing a $1-$2 no limit cash match at a local poker room. I limped in with 2, 9 unsuited on the croupier marker, so I could partake in some action. Flop arrived A-A-4. A person in starting position laid a $15 bet. 2 entrants drop out and it was my turn to act. I really should have folded, but something felt a little odd. I identified this player as a weak-tight person, and usually if he had the strongest hand he would simply check, so I called.

The turn showed with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My competitor placed an additional wager of $20. I hesitated for a while, but took a chance to re-raise another $30thirty dollars on top of his twenty dollars. He dropped out and I won the cash.

Wagering at late position offers you an idea where you sit by watching how entrants behave and bet. On the flip side, people at starting position could use their poker position to check-raise the late seated antagonists and trap them later at the end. In Texas Holdem, each spots, last and starting should be bet carefully.

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