Middle position

Definition of middle position

Middle position means "middle position". Not everyone will agree on the specific seats that are the "middle position" seats. But basically middle position means that on a poker table, you are in the middle position. middle position will not be the same on a shorthanded table as it is on a full ring table. Also, the middle positions seats will not be the same if there are 9 or 10 players at the table. There are also 2 schools to indicate the seats (new school vs. old school). More details in the next paragraph.

The two schools to identify the positions

On a table of 9 players, the first school will identify the seats as UTG, UTG+1, MP1, MP2, hijack, cutoff, Button, small blind, big blind. Another school will identify the seats as follows: UTG, UTG+1, UTG+2, lowjack, hijack, cutoff, Button, small blind, big blind. If the table has 10 seats, it would be according to the schools. But let's say that a convention is that on a 10-player table, the positions are named as follows: UTG, UTG+1, MP1, MP2, lowjack, hijack, cutoff, Button, small blind, big blind. See the image at the bottom of this paragraph to see the specific seats assigned to middle position (2 seats, MP1 and MP2).

Middle position

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