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Playing out of position

by Ed Miller |  Published: Mar 12, 2008

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Playing out of position in no-limit hold'em puts you at a big disadvantage. Consequently, I recommend avoiding it as much as possible. Does that bully in seat 4 keep raising your blind? For the most part, I say, let him have it. When you're playing with $200 stacks, a measly $2 blind isn't a big deal. And it's quite easy to lose a nice chunk of your stack by trying to "take a stand" with a hand like J-7 after a 7 flops. So, I usually just fold the J-7 and wait until I have the button.


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