Hold’em is simply about individuals and position. All rounded Texas Holdem players agree that position in no limit Holdem is critically essential. Showing your hole cards in late position may be a whole lot more profitable than in early poker position. The reason seeing that much more info is amassed before acting.

i.e., I was playing a $1-$2 no limit cash round at a local poker room. I came in holding 2, 9 unsuited on the dealer button, so I could see a little excitement. Flop came down A-A-4. A bettor in early spot laid a fifteen dollar bet. 2 entrants fold and it was my turn to act. I should have folded, but his game play seemed a little odd. I read this guy as a weak-tight bettor, and usually if he had the strongest hand he would only check, so I called.

The turn arrived with a 7, meaning it was a A-A-4-7. My challenger made another wager of $20. I hesitated a bit, but took a chance to re-raise another $30thirty dollars on top of his twenty dollars. He folds and I won the chips.

Sitting at last spot allows you an idea where you are positioned by studying how players carry oneself and wager. On the flip side, people at early spot might use their poker spot to check-raise the last seated aggressors and corner them later at the end. In Holdem, both ends, late and early must be bet carefully.