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There are some good reasons to play when you know your poker position. Here are some of them:

A. When is your turn to play, you have much more information than your opponents.
B. The position gives you a “bluff equity”, in other words, cheap and good opportunities to use a bluff.
C. The position allows you to place more accurate bets.
D. The position gives you the opportunity to control the size of the pot.

Let’s see first what are the positions when the number of the players at the table is 10. As we already mentioned, the best position is the dealer’s position. The position to the left of the dealer is the Small Blind (SB), the position to the left of the SB is the Big Blind (BB). To the left o the BB there are 3 UTG (Under the Gun) positions called also early positions, followed by 3 middle positions (MP), and the cut –off position (CO – the one before the dealer).

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Position is the most important and valuable advantage that you can have at the poker table.
If you are not familiar with the term, to have the position means that you are acting last (i.e. either you are the dealer, or the player who is to act after you have already fold). The worst positions are considered the blinds, since after the first betting round all players are to act after the blinds. Whatever your skill level, the situation, your cards, and the position (if you have it) will always give you more information during the game than any of your opponents. And in the world of Texas Hold’em the information is the most important thing.