Being out-of-position (OOP) is a huge disadvantage in No-Limit Hold’em, We tell you the reasons why and how to use OOP play to your advantage.
AVOID OVERUSE OF AGGRESSION AND TIGHTEN UP POSTFLOP
One of the most common out-of-position leaks is continuation betting too aggressively.
LEARN BASIC STRATEGY AS THE COLD-CALLER
We need to know exactly which hands to check/raise, check/call and check/fold on the flop.
Mid-strength hands, such as pairs, should typically call the flop with the intention of checking again on the turn.
WORK ON DEFENDING CHECKING RANGES AS THE PREFLOP RAISER
Defending a checking range out-of-position as the PFR is the “second hardest area of No-Limit Hold’em”
LEARN TO CONSIDER "UNORTHODOX" LINES
There are specific lines that the average player is mentally closed off to - i.e. they might not even consider them,
Overbetting the turn after villain checks back the flop is another powerful line that is rarely utilised.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATION OF SPR's AND STACK DEPTH
Understanding some basic facts about poker position strategy can go a long way in helping us to formulate the best preflop strategy.