On The Button in Poker

On The Button in Poker

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In a game of poker, the position of a player on the table plays a very important role. If you want to be successful in the different variants of poker, you need to understand the strengths of different poker positions. In any game, each player is assigned a position in reference with the dealer and your positions decide whether you will be the first to bet or last.

There are around nine different poker positions and all of them have their own strengths. However, the best position in any game is considered to be the ‘dealer button’ position. It is the point from where the game starts.

What is On the button in poker?

When a player is assigned the dealer button position, he/ she is said to be ‘on the button’ in poker. This position marks the dealer of the current hand. So if you are ‘on the button’ that means currently you are the dealer and you will be the last one to act after the cards are dealt.

In casinos or home games, a dealer is represented by a white plastic disc with the word ‘DEALER’ written over it. This button is automatically passed to the player who was on a small blind in the previous hand.

The small and big blind players sit on the left of the dealer button and act on the cards before they are dealt. Therefore, after the flop, the player on the button is the last one to act on the cards.

Advantages of being on the button in poker

The dealer button is the most advantageous and profitable position in any poker game. The foremost reason for this is that the player on the button gets to adjust the overall poker strategy in accordance with the game easily. In fact, the player in this position will be able to come up with the best solution if he/she knows how to come up with the correct strategies. The dealer is last to act, so he can easily see what other players have done before him and can act accordingly. The player on the button in poker can place more accurate bets and that too, without any risks.

Another main reason is the bluffing strategy. As a dealer, the player has more bluffing opportunities which can place him ahead of others. The dealer can also use early bluffs on players who are more cautious to make them fold.

Being on the button in poker, the player gets the chance to influence the overall pot size by his action. If the player has a strong hand, he can raise. Therefore, all the other players will also have to match the amount of your raise to continue in the game. If the dealer wants to squeeze the pot size, he can withdraw the money from all players.

As we have seen that being on the button in poker provides the player with many advantages, other positions also have their respective benefits. Positioning sets you with more free cards, more bluffing opportunities, pot control etc. Therefore, to become a better player in poker it is necessary to understand the different table positions.

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Kanchan Sharma Author
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Kanchan Sharma

Kanchan Sharma started her career as a learning designer at an MNC while pursuing poker as a hobby. However, she soon pivoted to becoming a professional MTT (Multi Table Tournaments) player. She is currently a leading player, who has taken the male dominated poker world by storm. During her stint as a poker player, she has bagged many titles including India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) for Rs. 17,98,906, Winter Celebration Series for Rs. 6,62,500 and has final tabled multiple tournaments. She continually seeks to improve her poker game and work on her mindset to win the WSOP title soon. Her journey from being a recreational player to a poker pro is inspiring for many people out there.

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