In poker the button(BTN) is the best possible seat in poker since the player occupying this position always gets to act last after the flop (known as being in position).
The term button also refers to a small circular object at the poker table that marks the position of the button seat.
The button position is to the direct left of the cutoff (CO) position and to the direct right of the small blind (SB) position.
In this guide we’ll learn the following -
Why is the Button so Profitable in Poker?
Why Does the Button Not Act Last Preflop?
How Many Hands Should We Open Raise on the Button?
How Should we Play Against Open Raise from the Button?
Do All Poker Formats have a Button?
Is the Player in the Button Seat Supposed to Deal the Cards
The button seat is also known as the dealer position. Traditionally the player occupying this position should deal the cards for each player at the table. In most cases this does not happen however for the following two reasons. 1. Casinos and poker tournaments generally have a designated dealer who is not part of the game itself. 2. In home games, one person might be better at handling a deck of cards and offer to deal all the hands. One advantage of rotating the dealer in competitive home games is that it helps to keep the game fair and minimize the impact of any dishonest dealer.
Summary of the Button
The button is the most profitable and hence most important position at the table. It’s important to play actively from this seat and get involved in the action (often with quite a wide range of starting hands).