I have been playing poker now for about five years, I have bet cards my entire life starting with games of Gin Rummy for pennies with my Grand Mother, to all of the various types of Brag and general random games such as Go Fish, Crash and one so gracefully called, card on head game. I used to usually win, whatever casino game we were wagering and although I liked to call it skill, it was extremely difficult to warrant considering the randomness of the games we were playing, so I was over joyed to accept I was having an extended run of good fortune.

Then came Poker, or more importantly Holdem Poker, made famous by a group of Texas card players in the 60’s and since developed into one of the largest card phenomena ever observed. Poker is absolutely the new black, it can be ultra cool with numerous of the world’s leading celebrities racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick flick via the TV channels these days and it is possible to not escape from poker, and obviously there’s the fabled World Series of Poker, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for each and every individual player.

So with all of this fresh discovered popularity, with so several Tv shows devoted to poker, and magazine and book shelves filled up with quality material written by the foremost minds on poker, when are folks going to learn that this game is all about position!?

Perhaps I should not acquire so worked up about this, after all the much more men and women who wrestle with the subtle techniques and approaches needed for succeeding regularly at Hold em, the far better it’s for everyone else, proper? I mean, if they can’t be troubled to look at all of the offered data about why placement is so significant, why must we bother? We ought to just be glad there is an additional fish at the table!

It’s true, we ought to not encourage laziness with guidance and aid. Nevertheless, I liken this to a friendly casino game of football. Naturally the levels aren’t so superior, but when you notice a player having difficulties, you aid them, offer them a few advice, ultimately showing them a method to love, like and appreciate the game as much as you. I’m asking all house players to do a similar thing with their poker friends who have not quite grasped the subtleties of playing position. Help them to grow their respect for the casino game. Obviously, do not attempt to try this one in your neighborhood gambling establishment, the sharks won’t appreciate you instructing their lunch how to swim!