Poker glossary definition of Middle Position

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Middle Position

In games where the order of player action is fixed by the position of the dealer, the middle positions are those mid way around the table from the dealer. At a full table with ten players in Texas Hold'em, for example, the sixth, seventh, and eighth positions would be called middle position, also called MP, MP2, MP3.

The players in these positions must struggle against a disadvantage of position with regard to those after them, but they do have position on the early players and can see what they do before acting.