Table Position - Strategies of the Button

Sitting in the button position is the best place to be at a poker table. Everything moves before you on each round, so you can size up other players' mannerisms, expressions and bets.

The Coveted Button Position

Every time play moves around so that you are in the button position, the game strategy changes. Everyone bets before you, so you have the advantage of raising to remove other players or folding to save money. This is also a fantastic position to be in when planning a pot-winning bluff strategy. Be forceful and play assertively when sitting in the button. Look for timid play in others at the table and take advantage of it.

Weak Hands and Buttons

Even when you have a weak hand, you can still form a winning strategy in the button position. Right out of the gate on the first bet, raise the pot and try to steal the blinds. Players may take notice and some will fold. If this fails, attempt to check and begin a good bluffing play strategy. When done successfully, your cards don't have to be winners and you can drive others out of the game when the pot continues to grow.

Hang in there when in the button position and no matter what type of hand you have, continue to raise pots and push others into first throwing money in and then believing that folding their hands is the only solution, leaving you a big winner.