Please turn your device sideways to play!

Position

Did You Know: You earn VIP points for every quiz completed. Use these points to level up and reach VIP 5.

During your time playing poker, you may have heard players emphasizing the importance and power of having "position" at the table.

What is position? Why does it matter?

Simply put, position is where you are at the table, in relation to other players, and in relation to when those players act during betting. Having good position gives a player an information advantage over their opponents: having good position allows one to see how other players have acted, and can make their own moves accordingly.

The trick to using position is to use this information to your advantage. For example, if you're in a hand and are playing against one opponent who checks both the flop and the turn, is he likely to have a stronger hand, or is he likely to have a weaker hand? Chances are, his refusal to bet indicates your opponent has a weaker hand, thus allowing you to bet on the turn with a higher-than-average likelihood of the opponent folding.

It's a good idea to keep position in mind as much as possible when you're playing a hand. This is particularly true after the flop, as a player's positional advantage becomes more significant (as more money is bet and more cards are dealt) on every subsequent round of betting.

For example, we may decide not play the following hands out of position, but may play them with good position:

68  910  56  K5  A6  K9

As we learned earlier, having good position allows us to see how others behave before we act, giving us a significant advantage.

 

Lesson Leaderboard
1
alextrep88

alextrep88

211 XP in 17 seconds

on 20/9/15

2
El_Pitixone

El_Pitixone

201 XP in 22 seconds

on 4/3/15

3
WuGrodt

WuGrodt

147 XP in 49 seconds

on 19/2/18

4
Fisherman

Fisherman

143 XP in 40 seconds

on 27/7/14

5
Y0Y025

Y0Y025

135 XP in 50 seconds

on 29/3/15

6
Fisherman

Fisherman

117 XP in 60 seconds

on 27/7/14

7
dobson

dobson

110 XP in 54 seconds

on 18/2/18

8
Eichan

Eichan

109 XP in 19 seconds

on 3/8/17

9
War...

War...

106 XP in 20 seconds

on 9/7/15

10
wan1ty

wan1ty

105 XP in 26 seconds

on 8/5/15

Sign Up To Watch More

It only takes 1 minute to register and unlock access to unlimited poker videos.

OR

Take Part In This Promotion

Its easy, simply register with one of the rooms below and add your username to your PokerVIP account

Its easy, simply register with one of the rooms below and add your username to your PokerVIP account.
Add your "Room Name" username and register with PokerVIPEarn 250 VIP Points Instantly & 10 VIP Points for Every $1 in Rake.

"Room Name" Screename:

Register
Login

PokerVIP Credentials:

PokerVIP Credentials: