Texas Holdem Limit
The position in each game
To become a good poker player, one of the key things to consider is the importance of position in each game.
A key feature is that Texas Hold’em is a game full of incomplete information: no one knows which cards are common findings nor know the cards in the hands of opponents. So get as much information as possible is the main goal of each player.
The location of the dealer
Who is in the dealer position, also called “button” is definitely the favorite because it speaks after all the opponents have made their choices. Then knows the largest number of possible information up to that moment.
The more players you have on your left and get into more complicated it becomes a hand. When deciding what to do should always consider how many players will speak after us: there are more opponents and more likely we are to receive a call or a raise. Instead it will be more and more close to the button you can push taking advantage of its position.
It’s obvious that not enough just to emphasize the position to make a decision, you need the right mix of cards you have and the place where you sit. If it is too “open” in play, you run the risk of being subject to the bids of the opponents, with the consequent loss of money that could be safely spared.
If we are sitting on the button, we will have many more useful information than their opponents who speak before us, and we could therefore make a decision. For example, if all players can see their reactions raise our bet if any, and if we undergo a check-raise we’re probably in the position of having to go because we are faced with a better hand than ours. In any case, whether it raises or steps that we are always able to know all possible information.
And ‘therefore essential to maximize the latest position and try not to be trapped when it is seated in the front. In these positions, in fact, a good starting hand can be very dangerous and should be carefully administered.
With a very strong hand is always recommended to bet whatever the starting position, or try the slow-play if you are sure that you have the best hand. In any case should be always considered the position to be able to monopolize a plate from as large as possible. So be among the first players to talk about is a disadvantage, but in some cases can be very dangerous weapon for opponents.
Date: April 20, 2012