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Spence

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Positionally speaking of course
« on: March 31, 2011, 04:54:23 PM »
I'm having trouble remembering the naming of all the positions in correlation to the button.
Something like:
>Small Blind
>Big Blind
>Under the Gun
>UtG + 1
>UtG + 2
>UtG + 3
>Cutoff + 2 (Hijack + 1?)
>Cutoff + 1 (Hijack?)
>Cutoff
>Button
Anyone using something different? Or better?

Stuart Murray

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 05:31:34 PM »
Taken from http://poker.lifetips.com/faq/102720/0/what-are-the-nicknames-for-positions-around-the-table/index.html

There is a certain amount of lingo it’s important to know when you go into the poker room if you want to look like you’ve been doing this for a while. “Under the gun” is the first person to act before the flop, so he’s directly to the left of the big blind. The “cutoff” is one to the right of the button, because she can cut off the button’s steal with a steal of her own. One to the right of cutoff is the “hijack” because – you guessed it – he can hijack the cutoff’s steal. Presumably you could work your way around the table calling people the heist, the thieving bastard, the show-stealer, and so on, but it’s probably a good thing no one’s taken it beyond hijack.

I use (from button backwards) Button, Cut-off, Hijack, early Hijack, middle, Gun 2, Gun 1, The Gun, BB, SB

Stu

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 05:53:58 PM »
Taken from http://poker.lifetips.com/faq/102720/0/what-are-the-nicknames-for-positions-around-the-table/index.html

There is a certain amount of lingo it’s important to know when you go into the poker room if you want to look like you’ve been doing this for a while. “Under the gun” is the first person to act before the flop, so he’s directly to the left of the big blind. The “cutoff” is one to the right of the button, because she can cut off the button’s steal with a steal of her own. One to the right of cutoff is the “hijack” because – you guessed it – he can hijack the cutoff’s steal. Presumably you could work your way around the table calling people the heist, the thieving bastard, the show-stealer, and so on, but it’s probably a good thing no one’s taken it beyond hijack.

I use (from button backwards) Button, Cut-off, Hijack, early Hijack, middle, Gun 2, Gun 1, The Gun, BB, SB

Stu
I had seen the website before but it didn't name the + positions so I was looking for something more in accurate. I like what you've got there though Stu. Definately stealing some of them.

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 03:39:35 AM »
Gentlemen,
 What's more boring than another bad beat story. Most of the time that is when I hear all the "new" poker lingo. I still prefer the old fashioned way; "Okay, so..it's a full table, No-limit, blinds are $1/$2, pre-flop, the button's in the 3 seat, folds around to me. I make it $20 from the 8 seat, the 9 seat folds and the next thing you know the guy in the 10 seat goes all-in for $400." "The 1 seat folds and the lady in the 2 seat goes all in for $140." " Back to me and now I have to decide whether to risk going home broke, or take my $300 profit and go home." " I take another look at my pocket Queens and toss them in the muck." "You won't believe what comes on the flop......"

Any trouble following that one?

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 06:18:01 AM »
Hi Nick,

no problem, but when I'm wandering around two floors of cardrooms in a casino commentating over a micraphone, I need to explain the hand and positons quickly and fluently, using 'modern' phraseology for positions gives out a considerable amount of information very quickly, leaving more time to talk about the hole cards and the board.

Plus it makes it a lot more interesting if you can talk like this: "Duncan has raised it to 42,000 in the Hijack and Michael on the buttton has moved all-in for 121,500, small and big both fold leaving it heads up between Duncan and Michael."

Regards
Stuart

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 10:41:51 AM »
Stuart,
 You are correct but, I was hoping that you would see a little humor in what I wrote. I'm not always that serious. And I still can't put the damn smily faces on my responses!

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 10:46:16 AM »
 ;)

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Re: Positionally speaking of course
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 03:57:51 PM »
Stu hit the nail on the head. Needed the proper lingo for the commentary in a big upcoming tourney.