View Full Version : Choosing Your Seat?

02-18-2005, 09:18 PM
Does, choosing where you sit ultimately affect where your financial gain/loss?

I just recently read an article (unfortunatly don't have it on me) that claimed "Where you sit, has an affect on your game". Although it admitted the only proof it had to prove this was correlation charts the article went on to suggest, try sitting in Seat 10 as often as you can. Do you notice an improved financial gain?

Well, I've been trying this half luck/correlation strategy and I have found it actually has increased my game. Is it a meer coincidence or does Seat 10 win more often than say Seat 3?

Moreso, do you have a favorite seat? Would you rather wait longer to sit at a certain area. Not just for superstitious reasons but, at a real casino for better access to food, bathrooms, fire exits , etc.

Your thoughts?

02-18-2005, 11:12 PM
i have a fav seat i like to have and i find i play better at, but that i wont tell anyone cause then yall woudl make sure i didnt get that seat... ;) , i do good at any seat, but find my self playing alot more smart with my fav seat.

i dont care bout were the foods and bathroom are compared to my seat its more a good luck thing i guess... :cool:

03-04-2005, 02:34 PM
I usually sit along the bottom of the table. some programs make you at the bottom no matter where you sit, but the ones i play dont.
I prefer sitting along the bottom.

03-07-2005, 08:27 AM
Well, I like to try and sit to the left of a loose player and to the right of a tight player. The reasons for this are obvious. Sitting to the right of a loose aggressive player is a freaking nightmare because you can not limp in because he will raise with junk hands. Now, you are at his mercy because he has position on you for every betting round. Sitting to the left of a loose player is great because he will make big bets with junk hands and when you get hand you can reraise his bet, allowing you to isolate him and take all his chips! Sitting to the left of a tight player is great because you gain the position to bluff at him. You know he will fold because he is a tight player. Also, you know that he is a tight player, so if he bets, you know that he has a made hand and you can fold knowing that he has something.

But without knowing how aggressive and tight the players are, it is often wise to sit to the left of the guy with the BIGGEST bankroll because the money flows CLOCKWISE around the table. So theroetically, it is the best to sit to the left of the tightest player at the table with the biggest bankroll.


03-08-2005, 12:32 AM
i like to sit, where i can see the whole table clearly and dont have to strain my neck to turn and see what an opponent is doing...

btw, i hardly play online, and mostly at b&m's, so my analysis is always a bit diff....

although i've recently tried partypoker...(which i might add, i despise, coz of the type of players there are there)....
i prefer the actual casino....

seat #1 is my fav seat, for obvious viewing reasons...
after that its right on the edges....seats 3 or 8....


03-08-2005, 01:25 AM
I think a particular seat number really only matters in live games and even then it won't be a major factor. More important is sitting to the left or right of certain player types to maximize your advantage. I do however know of some online players who are really big on a certain seat number and will either wait around until that one opens up or look around for a table with that seat open. Personally, I'm looking for a table with the weakest competition and a style of play that I can be profitable playing against. For example, if I see a table with two or three maniacs regularly making it three bets to go on any two cards then I know this isn't the table for me. Other players might jump at the chance but I don't like the swings that these games cause even though I know in the long run they are profitable.

To sum up, table selection is very important, seat selection is not as important. If you are at a table where everyone is just plain better than you than the advantage you gain by sitting in a particular seat is not going to overcome the skill difference. I take no shame is realizing when players are better than me. Ego can kill profits in a hurry. You need to be confident to be successful but you also have to recognize when you are the sucker at the table.

03-08-2005, 07:37 PM
good points

table selection is mos def more important....

03-08-2005, 07:53 PM
I agree with the left of the loose and right of the tight theory. If I know the people I'm playing with I try to do this every time. If not I like to sit at one of the table ends. Just personal prefrence I guess.

03-09-2005, 08:59 PM
I prefer to sit in the bottom of the table also, that way you can see both the community cards and other opponent's actions easily.

03-10-2005, 07:55 AM
I agree I always choose the bottom of the table if possible........also I never sit before a huge chip stack.

03-10-2005, 11:47 AM
I play mostly online, and I take careful consideration as to where I sit. I play most limit holdem, and I look for tables with mostly smaller stacks, and try to sit on the left of the largest stack seated.

05-05-2007, 09:23 PM
have you guys tried playing with a remote control rather than the mouse?

check it out, i found it at

tell me what you think..

06-19-2007, 05:25 PM
I prefer sitting along the bottom. Its my favourite one.