Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Poker Education & Beginners Questions /

power of position

power of position - Tue Aug 19, 2014, 09:33 AM
saiyeed's Avatar
Since: Aug 2014
Posts: 8
i am confuse about this position chapter. what is in position and what is out of position?
Tue Aug 19, 2014, 11:06 AM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036
We are "in position" to players on our right. So we see them act before we make our decision (action in front of us) - good.

Players to our left have position on us. So we our "out of position" to them (action behind us) - bad.
Tue Aug 19, 2014, 12:27 PM
ArtySmokesPS's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,363
Being in position (post-flop) means you get the chance to close the action and move on to the next street. This is a great advantage, because you can control the size of the pot, often by just checking back, or calling. You also have the option to re-open the betting with a raise, if you want to build the pot. If you're on the button, you're in position. If you're in the small blind, you have to act first on every street post-flop, so you're out of position (OOP), and this makes it very hard to control the size of the pot.

Bracelet Winner

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com