When are You Going to Learn that Holdem Poker is About Position!

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I have been wagering poker now for about five years, I’ve bet cards my entire life beginning with games of Gin Rummy for pennies with my Grand Mother, to all of the various styles of Brag and basic random games such as Go Fish, Crash and one so eloquently called, card on head game. I used to always win, whatever casino game we were betting and even though I liked to call it skill, it was really tough to justify thinking about the randomness of the games we were betting, so I was over joyed to accept I was having a prolonged run of good fortune.

Then came Poker, or more importantly Hold’em Poker, made popular by a group of Texas card gamblers in the sixties and since developed into one of the largest card phenomena ever witnessed. Poker is absolutely the new black, it really is ultra cool with several of the world’s leading superstars racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick flick via the TV channels nowadays and you are able to not escape from poker, and needless to say there is the fabled WSOP, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for each single gambler.

So with all of this new found popularity, with so several Television programmes dedicated to poker, and magazine and book shelves loaded up with high quality material written by the foremost minds on poker, when are people going to understand that this game is all about position!?

Perhaps I should not acquire so worked up about this, after all the additional people who have difficulty with the delicate tactics and methods needed for winning consistently at Hold em, the much better it truly is for everyone else, correct? I mean, if they can not be bothered to look at all of the obtainable info about why location is so significant, why ought to we bother? We really should just be happy there’s one more fish at the table!

It’s true, we ought to not reward laziness with guidance and help. On the other hand, I liken this to a helpful game of football. Naturally the levels aren’t so high, except when you notice a player having difficulties, you aid them, provide them a few advice, ultimately showing them a way to love, really like and be thankful for the game as much as you. I am asking all house players to do a similar thing with their poker friends who have not quite grasped the nuances of betting position. Assist them to grow their respect for the game. Of course, don’t attempt to try this one in your nearby gambling house, the sharks will not take pleasure in you teaching their lunch how to swim!

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