Originally Posted by mdafka
wow, alot of conflicting opinions here. not really sure who is right and i myself would love to hear some more in depth responses to this question.
I have my opinions on this, but thats it. So i hope you get some deeper insight
I like the finding the fish response best myself, but i would still like to see a solid answer or at least a majority rules kind of thing for where to sit according to the best player at the table
In a little more depth and in ideal
You want the loose/reckless players with large stacks to your right. You have position on them more often, get to see their actions first, and when they make a big mistake you get paid off!
The tight/weak players with short stacks to your left. You can steal their blinds more often without much resistance, you will be out of position, BUT if you do make a mistake it won't cost you as much...
Hope that helped some. Again these are IDEAL situations so its not likely you will be able to find tables with these exact specifications. Just an optimal standard to judge tables against when you are about to sit down.