I have been wagering poker now for about five years, I’ve played cards my entire life beginning with games of Gin Rummy for pennies with my Grand Mother, to all of the various styles of Brag and basic random games such as Go Fish, Crash and one so gracefully called, card on head game. I used to usually win, whatever game we were wagering and even though I liked to call it skill, it was very hard to justify thinking about the randomness of the games we were playing, so I was pleased to accept I was having a long run of luck.

Then came Poker, or more importantly Hold em Poker, made popular by a bunch of Texas card gamblers in the 1960’s and since developed into one of the largest card phenomena ever observed. Poker is totally the new black, it really is ultra awesome with quite a few of the world’s leading superstars racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick scan through the TV channels nowadays and you’ll be able to not escape from poker, and certainly there is the fabled World Series of Poker, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for each and every single player.

So with all of this fresh found popularity, with so numerous Television shows dedicated to poker, and magazine and book shelves loaded up with quality material written by the foremost minds on poker, when are folks going to understand that this game is all about position!?

Perhaps I must not have so worked up about this, after all the more people who wrestle with the delicate techniques and strategies required for succeeding consistently at Texas hold’em, the much better it truly is for everyone else, correct? I mean, if they can not be troubled to look at all of the accessible facts about why position is so important, why really should we bother? We really should just be happy there is another fish at the table!

It is true, we should not reward idleness with guidance and guide. On the other hand, I liken this to a welcoming casino game of football. Granted the stakes aren’t so good, except when you notice a gambler struggling, you support them, offer them a number of advice, ultimately showing them a way to love, like and appreciate the game as much as you. I’m calling on all home gamblers to do exactly the same thing with their poker buddies who haven’t quite grasped the subtleties of wagering position. Assist them to grow their respect for the game. Obviously, do not attempt to try this one in your neighborhood betting house, the sharks will not appreciate you instructing their supper how to swim!

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