The Button Tax
by Andrew Brokos | Published: Feb 10, '13
It occurs to me that, although my latest poker strategy article has been up since the beginning of the month, I haven’t actually mentioned it here yet. You can read The Button Tax in Two Plus Two Magazine to learn more about the value of position in multiway pots:
I think of my button as a tollbooth that enables me to collect a tax from anyone who wants to come into the pot this hand….
The button is particularly valuable in multiway pots, because I get to collect this tax from each player. There are plenty of hands that I’d fold on my button to a single raiser but call behind if there have already been two or three calls.
Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of it!