re: Poker & Best seat at a table
At any table you want the loose people on you're right. Then they do the betting for you, and you have position on people who like to put money into the pot with not-so-good hands. That's a big money maker. Plus you can three-bet them light on occasion.
You want the tight-wads on your left, as they won't defend their blinds and if they do fight back you know to give up.
If you don't know who is loose or tight, sit with the big stacks on your right, because then you have position on the money.
I'll also avoid sitting in a seat if there's some short stacker on my left, as I hate making implied odds
calls only to have them shove on me and ruin my odds.
Now, exclusively at a live table, you may want to sit in a different spot according to what you can see. With oval tables some seats offer better views of the other players.
At some family games they used long rectangular tables (Hershey Bar shaped) so sitting on an end was a big advantage.
Where I play live they'll play the ball game on a projector, which is a distraction I don't need, so I prefer to sit with my back to it.