Originally Posted by zachvac
Sorry but this is wrong. I'm not familiar with live ring play, but online ring play I know I've heard high-stakes pros will specifically seek out tables where they can get the seat to the left of the fish. What do you think table selection refers to?
In casino cash games, you typically put your name on a list and get given the first available seat. So you don't really have a choice. That's just your initial seat though - once you're at the table, if someone leaves most places will let you move to that seat.
So you don't get as
many choices live as you do online (unless you're especially friendly with the floor people, I guess), but that's not to say it isn't important.
Online, I think it's pretty much essential. I don't play ring games much, but when I do I'm very careful selecting my table and seat.