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Position

More important than you might think

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Oct 01, 2010

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I think most players know that position is important in all forms of poker. However, I don’t think most players realize exactly how important it actually is, especially in no-limit hold’em. I’ve heard stud players try to argue that position is more important in stud than in hold’em, but that’s just not true. In fact, it’s not even close. The lead or position in stud can change on literally every single street, so you can’t be assured that you will be in position throughout a hand, as you can in hold’em. In hold’em, position changes only for the blinds, once and only once in each hand. (The blinds go from being the last two players to act preflop to the first two to act post-flop.) So, in hold’em, when you start a hand in position, you will end that hand in position (except when you’re in the blinds, as I ...


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