Texas Hold Em Poker Tips – Your Position At The Table
When playing Texas Hold Em, your starting position in relation to the other players at the table is very important. I am talking about your position in relation to the button, which is the dealer, and the small blind and big blind. Top poker tips experts always share that where you are located in the betting sequence will determine how and why you bet when you do.
When you are playing a 10 handed game and are sitting in one of the first two seats this is known as early position. The next 3 seats, so third, fourth and fifth are generally known as middle position seats. If you’re smack bang on the button or one or two seats right you are sitting in late position.
Professional Texas Hold em players will always determine how they play their hands, and which hands they actually play for that matter, based on their current position on the table. When under the gun (under the gun is the first seat to the left of the big blind) you generally should only play the utmost best hands. However, if you were sitting in late position you might be able to play middle connectors and small pairs.
Here’s two crucial tips:
The earlier your position, the stronger your hole cards need to be!
The later your position the more types of hands you can safely play!
Because every other play at the table gets to act, or perform their action, after you, when you are up front (up front means early position, i.e. under the gun) you must be far more cautious about the cards you play and the hands you play for. Your competition all have the benefit of knowing how you’re going to play your hand but you have no idea how they’re going to play theirs. This disadvantage is due to the pure fact that you have extremely less information on them then they do on you and this is why you need to play different hands differently depending on your position at the table.
Simply remember my tips and have the diligence to follow them and you will instantly improve your Texas Hold Em game. It is only one thing to know something, putting it into action is a whole ‘nother somethin’. Its easy to get wound-up in poker, feeling the rush and pushing your luck so you must ensure that you keep a cool head and stick to the game plan. This is how professionals win.
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