This is a discussion on Table balancing within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; Does anyone, know how table balancing works?
More particularly, how do they decide who is going to leave what table, to move to the unbalance table?
Ive wondered this also. I actually posted another thread about ACRs table balancing. In the thread, I point out that when being moved to a new table, a lot of times you'll notice about half of your old table is at your new table. I've seen seven of the same people from my old table at my new table a few different times. Don't a have a clue as to why they would break a table and put us all back together at another table. I don't think anyone but a poker software programmer can answer this.
In tournaments, it is very important that the same number of people play at all gaming tables, therefore, when there are 2 players fewer players on one of the tables (in tournaments with a large number of tables, a difference of 2 people is allowed) than at the table with the largest the number of participants, the Tournament Manager must transplant one player, thereby balancing the number of players at the gaming tables.
Balancing is performed in accordance with the rule: “In flop games and mixed games, when balancing tables, players are transferred from the big blind position to the worst position (big blind position or the closest position to big blind clockwise, including the position of one big blind (without small blind), even if this means that a given place at the table will have big blind twice (not for one player). The player cannot be moved to the small blind position and the space between the button and small blind. The table from which the player will be moved determined by the procedure for balancing tables. The game stops at a table on which three or more players are fewer than on other tables. "
Hello! I didn’t notice that the difference between the players at the tables was more than one person, regarding the formation of tables, I used to think that players with a large stack are put to favorites, and with a small one to the same, but they threw me several times with a minimal stack to the "sharks" to be eaten with a sky-high stack, I think all the same, the scuffle goes automatically. Sincerely, Sergey.
on live tables
table balancing is monitored by tourney manager,
the manager deals cards A to 5 or 6 depending on number of players
who ever picks Ace moves to another table also balancing the big blind position, or normally the player sits out a hand.