Before you are anxiously waiting for the next time you will be on the button
then you will not be able to win at poker. The importance of position in poker can't be underestimated.
This is because poker is a game of information and the more late position you have the more information you have,
because then you will have already seen the chosen action of the opponents before you for that particular hand,
giving you a clearer picture of how it will develop.
Position also gives you the power to control the hand. If you want to maximize the money that goes in the pot
when you are in last position the strategy is very easy. If your opponents don't bet, you bet, if they bet,
you raise. Whatever happens you are maximizing it.
Now on the other hand if you are in an early position doing so is more tricky. If you bet they may be scared
and will just call. If you check hoping they will bet so you can check-raise you run the risk of them checking
behind you. You are no longer in control.
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