Poker is all about numbers.
If you can play with a group of friends, you’re probably not just a cash cow, you might be a cash game.
That’s where a poker “position” comes in.
Poker positions allow you to play at your maximum skill level or a lower, where your money comes from.
Poker players also typically place bets on whether or not their opponents will lose.
But there’s one important distinction to keep in mind when it comes to positions: if your money is on the line, you can bet your life.
That means you can’t just bet a minimum amount that you think you can get your hands on, and it has to be a fair bet that your opponent won’t win.
If your money bet falls on the wrong side of the line or you’re the one losing, it’s your life that’s at risk.
That is where the position comes in, says poker expert Gary Wilson, founder and CEO of The Poker Position.
“If your money’s not there, it won’t matter what the numbers are.”
You can’t bet the position on your own.
“The only way you can really bet on a position is to be an active participant in a poker tournament.
It’s a position, so if you’re not actively involved, you may as well not be a player at all,” says Wilson.
You’ll need a high level of skill and confidence to play a poker game, he adds.
“When you play a lot of poker, you need to be able to keep up with your opponent and keep your cards close to your chest.”
The best bet is to keep your eyes on the prize, not your chips.
“Poker is a very simple game of numbers,” says David R. Wojnarowski, professor of poker at the University of Chicago.
“You have to be aware of what’s going on with the chips and how you’re getting the value out of the game.”
You need to have a strategy to beat your opponent, not just play to your strengths.
If it’s a close call, you have to bet the game, and you’re going to lose, says Wojne.
“It’s about being smart and understanding your position,” he says.
“Know your limits and be smart about what you’re doing.”
The safest bet is probably not to bet at all.
If all you’re trying to do is get your money in, you shouldn’t bet a position that doesn’t work for you.
And if you are confident in your skill, and are betting your life, it should be ok, Wojnen says.