I’ve been playing poker now for about 5 years, I’ve bet cards my entire life starting with games of Gin Rummy for pennies with my Grand Mother, to all of the various forms 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 game we were betting and although I liked to call it skill, it was quite hard 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 far more importantly Texas hold em Poker, made popular by a group of Texas card players in the 1960’s and since developed into one of the biggest card phenomena ever experienced. Poker is totally the new black, it can be ultra awesome with numerous of the world’s top super stars racing to have their name connected with it. Just a quick scan via the TV channels these days and it is possible to not escape from poker, and of course there’s the fabled WSOP, the Holy Grail and Mecca all combined into one for every single player.

So with all of this fresh found recognition, with so quite a few Television shows devoted to poker, and magazine and book shelves filled up with high quality material written by the foremost minds on poker, when are individuals going to understand that this casino game is all about position!?

Perhaps I really should not have so worked up about this, after all the more persons who struggle with the delicate tactics and approaches required for succeeding consistently at Texas hold’em, the far better it can be for everyone else, proper? I mean, if they can’t be bothered to read all of the readily available data about why placement is so essential, why need to we bother? We must just be happy there is an additional fish at the table!

It is true, we should not reward inactivity with guidance and assist. Even so, I liken this to a welcoming casino game of football. Granted the levels aren’t so good, except when you observe a player struggling, you guide them, provide them a few advice, ultimately showing them a method to get pleasure from, really like and appreciate the casino game as much as you. I am calling on all house gamblers to do exactly the same thing with their poker friends who haven’t quite grasped the nuances of wagering position. Help them to grow their respect for the game. Needless to say, don’t attempt to try this one in your nearby gambling den, the sharks will not appreciate you teaching their lunch how to swim!