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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Playing in Position

10-01-2016 3249 responses Top results

No-limit hold'em players well know the importance of position. In fact, in many cases — whether in a cash game or a tournament — having position on an opponent can be more advantageous than getting dealt a better hand or having more chips.

Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy" quiz features eight multiple-choice questions about position in poker. Get six or more correct and you'll earn a passing grade, and if you guess wrong on any you'll see an explanation of the right response.

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Question 1

Having position on an opponent is advantageous because the player in position can...

Question 2

The most favorable position postflop is...

Question 3

When a player in middle or late position opens with a raise preflop, that player is sometimes said to be trying to __________________ in order to enjoy position postflop.

Question 4

Where is the “hijack” seat located?

Question 5

From which position do players tend to win the least amount of money in no-limit hold'em?

Question 6

For a player playing from out of position postflop, which would be a strategy used to try to control the size of the pot?

Question 7

The term “relative position” refers to a player’s position relative to...

Question 8

When playing hands from under the gun, you will always be out of position after the flop.

What do you think?