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Table selectng, some advice needed.

    • elchipriota
      Joined: 06.06.2012 Posts: 438
      I assume this topic must come up a lot. I tried to make a search about table selecting but I couldnt get anything relevant come up.

      I used to play ZOOM in stars for a long time but I have recently switched to 6max cash. Unlike zoom here you have to table select something I never had to do before.

      What are some basic rules of thumb?

      I just go for the tables with the most Plrs/Flop and highest Avg Pot.

      Any info is welcome for a newby.

      All the best,

  • 5 replies
    • acetbfish
      Joined: 11.03.2011 Posts: 804
      Plrs/flop and average pot are a really good indicator if a fish is in a table. Generally, tables with more than 30% plrs/flop are good tables and have 1 or 2 fishes.

      Some other things you need to know:

      -Try not to have a good or an aggresive player on your left. Midstackers regs are also annoying having them on your left. Having nits on your left is great since you can steal really wide and not get punished.

      -Try to be in position on the fish. Being in position on the fish is a lot more important than having position on any reg.

      -Start tables yourself, since fishes don't like waiting and they just join any table they find. When you are starting a table, make sure you join a seat on the top left of the table. Most players that join a table generally sit on the bottom right or on the central seat.

      -Always mark the fishes, the regs and the nits (with the pokerstars system, not hm or pt) so that you can track them more easily when you are going to join any table.

      -Make sure you check the lobby regularly so that if a good table is available, you can join it immediately.

      -Imo, don't join waiting lists. Unless there is a crazy donator on a table, there is no point in joining a waiting list.
    • elchipriota
      Joined: 06.06.2012 Posts: 438
      Wow, some very good points!

      Thanks a lot acetbfish!
    • RasTweet
      Joined: 26.12.2009 Posts: 4,553
      Wow acetbfish! Such a nice post! :f_love: Thanks!

      Nothing more to add really.


    • Acespeci
      Joined: 19.04.2012 Posts: 340
      Thanks for this table selecting knowledge.

      I didnt know the technical aspect of table selecting. I usually just sit at a table where everyone has decent starting stack and they arent much short stack players. Also if I mark someone as a Reg or Aggro I wouldnt sit there
    • ariolis30
      Joined: 02.06.2013 Posts: 14
      good post ace. but for me i like to start tables... youll get a good selection of players + its good for the game!