I’ve been playing poker now for about five years, I’ve wagered cards my entire life starting 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 gracefully called, card on head casino game. I used to always win, whatever casino game we were playing and although I liked to call it skill, it was quite difficult to justify considering the randomness of the games we were wagering, so I was happy to accept I was having an extended run of good fortune.

Then came Poker, or far more importantly Hold’em Poker, made popular by a group of Texas card players in the 60’s and since developed into one of the biggest card phenomena ever experienced. Poker is totally the new black, it truly is uber awesome with quite a few of the world’s leading stars racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick scan through the TV channels these days and it is possible to not escape from poker, and of course there’s the fabled WSOP, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for every single player.

So with all of this new discovered recognition, with so quite a few Tv programmes dedicated to poker, and magazine and book shelves filled up with quality material written by the foremost minds on poker, when are persons going to understand that this game is all about position!?

Perhaps I need to not obtain so worked up about this, after all the much more men and women who struggle with the subtle techniques and methods required for winning regularly at Hold em, the better it really is for everyone else, right? I mean, if they cannot be troubled to read all of the obtainable data about why placement is so important, why really should we bother? We must just be happy there is an additional fish at the table!

It is true, we really should not reward laziness with advice and guide. Even so, I liken this to a welcoming game of football. Granted the levels are not so good, but when you see a gambler having difficulties, you support them, offer them several advice, ultimately showing them a way to like, love and be grateful for the casino game as much as you. I’m calling on all house players to do the same thing with their poker friends who have not quite grasped the subtleties of wagering position. Guide them to grow their respect for the casino game. Of course, don’t attempt to try this one in your neighborhood betting house, the sharks will not take pleasure in you teaching their lunch how to swim!