Positional Awareness

word type: poker slang

  1. A slang term in poker for when a player has a conscious knowledge of his or her position in the hand and if it is an advantage or disadvantage.


Most micro-stakes poker players are just becoming aware of how much position means in a game and demonstrate little positional awareness. Meanwhile, good players will immediately know at all times where they are with their position and use that information, along with their cards and pre-flop action, to make the best poker decision possible. This "skill" of constant awareness in relation to the button is called Positional Awareness.