Place on the table where you sit in relation to the dealer “button”. To the left of the button is small blind (small blind) and the big blind (big blind). At a full ring table, the first 4 or 5 places are said to be in “early position.” The person on the button is in the best position because he will see how everyone else has bet when it finally is his turn. On the button, and two on the right said to be in “late position”. All other locations, in a 9 or 10 person table, are said to be “middle” positions. Playing “in position” is one of the most important poker skills a beginner player can utilize, or understand. If you don’t have position in a hand, you’re said to be playing “out of position”, where you’ll have a significant disadvantage for the rest of the hand.
Here’s a poker lesson on the Power of Position in Poker.