To Be Very Clear, The Large & Small Blinds Are Considered Early Positions!!!
Even though they bet last when the hand starts, the rest of the hand they bet 1st & 2nd…
The Very Best Position Seat Is, To The Right of the Small Blind, It is when the Button is Directly on you, next is the 2nd spot right of small blind, known as the "Hijack & Cutoff "
Why is table position in Texas Hold’ em important?
Table position is important because it is going to be incredibly useful to be able to act after our opponents.
The actions of your opponents is going to help you a lot, as it gives you a strong indication of the strength of their hand.
Lets say you are up against one opponent after the flop and you have not managed to improve your hand. If your opponent checks to you, you stand a good chance of being able to run a successful bluff, because you can infer from their check that they are weak by not wanting to bet out. However, If You were the first to act you would have no idea of whether they are strong or weak, because you have not had the opportunity to see what action they are going to take.
You really want to try and avoid playing hands from early position, that is unless your hand really is too good to fold.
As a general rule:
You need a stronger hand to play out of position than you do when you are playing in position.
So basically, if you are going to be one of the first to act on each betting round, you will want to stick to playing premium hands like:
However, if you have good table position and you are going to be one of the last to act on each round, you can comfortably open up your starting hand range to include the following hands (along with the hands listed above, and assuming that there hasn’t been too much action before you):
This is all because of the fact that being out of position is going to be quite a big problem, and it is going to make the hand a lot more difficult to play. Therefore you will want to give yourself a much better opportunity to win the hand by only the playing better cards, and avoiding the ones that are likely to get you into trouble.
The Juicee Summary:
-Before the flop the weakest seat position is the person directly left of the Big Blind (under the gun)
-After the flop the weakest seat position is the Small Blind
This all Changes closer to the bubble about 10-15 players and also at the final table.
But that will be a different topic. ENJOY THE GAME