I’ve been betting poker now for about five years, I’ve bet 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 general random games such as Go Fish, Crash and one so eloquently called, card on head game. I used to often win, whatever casino game we were playing and even though I liked to call it skill, it was extremely difficult to justify considering the randomness of the games we were wagering, so I was happy to accept I was having an extended run of luck.

Then came Poker, or a lot more importantly Texas hold’em 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 seen. Poker is totally the new black, it’s ultra awesome with several of the world’s leading stars racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick flick via the TV channels nowadays and you’ll be able to not escape from poker, and needless to say there’s the fabled WSOP, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for each individual player.

So with all of this new discovered popularity, with so several Television shows dedicated to poker, and magazine and book shelves loaded up with quality material written by the top minds on poker, when are individuals going to learn that this casino game is all about position!?

Perhaps I should not obtain so worked up about this, after all the more people who wrestle with the delicate tactics and methods needed for winning consistently at Holdem, the far better it’s for everyone else, right? I mean, if they cannot be troubled to read all of the accessible info about why placement is so essential, why must we bother? We really should just be glad there is one more fish at the table!

It is true, we ought to not reward inactivity with advice and support. On the other hand, I liken this to a friendly casino game of football. Naturally the levels are not so great, except when you notice a player struggling, you aid them, provide them some advice, ultimately showing them a way to love, love and appreciate the casino game as much as you. I’m askin all home gamblers to do a similar thing with their poker buddies who haven’t quite grasped the nuances of wagering position. Assist them to grow their respect for the game. Certainly, don’t attempt to try this one in your neighborhood gambling house, the sharks will not appreciate you instructing their supper how to swim!