re: Poker & Question about Table Movement
Thank you for your email.
There are two different times a player may be moved in a tournament.
A single player may be moved by himself to correct a table imbalance,
or an entire table may be "broken up" and distributed to the empty
seats at other tables.
A table break happens as soon as enough empty seats are available to
eliminate one table from play. If your table is chosen to be broken,
the re-seating algorithm is as it would be in a brick and mortar
room. It is completely random, as if seat cards were thrown face
down in the middle of the table.
While this does mean that it may be possible to move right back into
the blinds having just paid them, it also means you can move
from "under the gun" to a late position. All players are subject to
the same random chance in such a move.
When a player is chosen to be moved individually (such as one table
has only 7 players, while others have nine), we try to minimize the
number of moves. If possible, the system tries to choose a player who
has been moved less than others, or to choose a sitting out player.
Once the player to be moved is chosen, we try to find a seat available
for that player that has a relative position to the button close to
the one that the player was at previously.
In summary, there are two fundamental goals that the table balancing
system achieves, and they are:
a) to maintain blind position
b) to distribute movement evenly between players.
Overall, we have received very positive feedback since implementing
this system. I hope this clarifies for you how players are moved in
Should you have further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to
contact us again.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 2008/07/16 18:58:40
Subject: Table Movement
>Just wondering what governs what tables you get move to when you are in
>tournies? Is it computer generated or human controlled?
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