Do you table select?

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How important is table selection to you, and your bottom line? Do you select when online? When live?
 
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It’s bad to be the tenth in the poker world when the first nine are at your table.
 
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Yeah, I sit wherever I see just old folks and drunks, gambling their money away with Q3o limp from UTG and that kind of hands haha
 
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When I play cash games I select tables that are are least half filled. When I am in a mtt the only selection is to change position that the software selected, to be more comfortable.
 
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Online always if I am playing cash games and have that option and I have notes and color codes in the lobby .. live not so much, except on like a Saturday night there will only be 2 tables even running and they won't be full so ... a lot of the time it is all the same players and you know everyone, or almost, an exception is if one has an unbalanced number of players splashin round and then of course ....
 
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Naturally, the choice of online poker tables is very important, this directly affects the profit at the end of my session.
When you play live, it is usually easier to play there, because I know many players. In an unfamiliar place, I carefully play the first few hours and study the players.
 
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I agree a lot with Zveda kz. Choosing the right online table is extremely important. I try and sit in and watch a few rounds if possible. I also do this live (starting at lower limits) while keeping an eye on the table where I wish to go. This is especially true if my name is on the board for the switch to the higher limits. Understanding your opponents is half the battle (in my opinion) and being able to see the regulars from the non live is extremely proactive.
 
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table selection is my biggest leak :p I select too much and I have too many calling stations at the tables:p that means I play too many multiway pots and equity of my hands is drastically lower.
 
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I try to avoid players with aggro blind defence. They target me because Im a big softy, and a pre-flop folding machine.
 
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Table selection (game/position selection) is probably the most important thing you can do if you want to earn money from poker.

As other have stated is all about relative skill.

It not how good you are (if you are above average at least) it is more about finding really bad players that do a lot of mistakes.

Even a bad nit can be hard to win a lot of money from. You want loose players that are willing to put a lot of money in the pot with a bad range.
 
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The 6th person or the 9th person

It's chosen so that one of the number of people of the table may become full last.
 
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I choose the table only on cash games there is very important correctly choose the table
 
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If I go to play in a tournament where tickets are awarded, I don’t sit down to draw just one ticket. The probability of taking first place and taking this single ticket is very small. I also try to sit down where there are few players, but there are a lot of tickets.
 
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In cash games yes. And I also try to seat select. Ideally I want to have fish and LAGs on my right and nits on my left, because it allow me to play most pots in position. On smaller sites, which is basically everything other than pokerstars, you do however sometimes need to take, what is available, if you even want to play. At least when you get above 2-5NL. But in that case I will sometimes just not play cash games, if I can not get on a good table.

In the micros the rake is typically around 10BB/100 for 6-max and a bit less for full ring. And the reality is, you are just not going to beat that, if you only play against solid regulars. Every sensible player know that, which is also why, regular cash tables tend to break down, if the fish leave. Especially at 6-max, where there is rarely more than one fish per table.
 
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i started playing cash games on pokerstars and i do table check. i see mostly pot size and i choose according to my mood
 
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I would say really proper table selection can double or triple your win rate. especially at lower stakes, getting a whale to your right is immensely profitable.

I’m addition, also just leave if you have aggresive person taken advantage of you to your left.

If you playing to win as much as possible, table selection makes the difference. If you play to learn and improve playing against regs, then do that!
 
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Cash games it s very important table selection.
 
Igor Popadyk

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Now there is a lot of game in fast poker - choosing a regular table is not so important for me. If, of course, there is a large selection for players, then the selection is important
 
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In any case, when you are going to play, you choose from an existing offer. I play only online.
 
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Of course I do, select the table by name, buy-in, number of people and most other important factors ....:D
 
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