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    Default How to pick tables for online cash play

    Hello all,

    When I log in to my favorite site there are many tables in my chosen range. Do I go to the ones with the most players/flop? The highest average pot? The longest waiting list? (BTW, why do some have such long waiting lists and others do not?)

    I realize this is a lot of newbie stuff but I'm trying to decide which tables would be the most profitable for me to play.
    I can start very small (.10/.25 blinds) and build a bankroll before moving up to .25/.50, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Players/flop shows the looseness preflop and average pot size shows looseness post flop. Generally the higher either stat the better but it can also depend on your skills and ability. For example if there are a lot of players seeing the flop and you don't know when to fold an over pair in multiway pots, that table may not be profitable for you.

    Long waiting lists usually indicate that people recognize there are fish at a given table and want that specific table. It could sometimes mean that people don't want to start new games. I recommend learning how to at least be somewhat competent short handed so when no games are available, you can start your own. Fish tend to sit down in any open seat so if you open a game for them they will usually jump right in.

    No matter what table you sit down at the first order of business is to figure out what players are making mistakes that you can take advantage of. IMO you should be able to spot them within two rounds of blinds and if you don't see anyone you should try a different table.
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    Download a bunch of hand histories from sites like hhsmithy.com and you wil see why the waiting lists are so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equity View Post
    Players/flop shows the looseness preflop and average pot size shows looseness post flop. Generally the higher either stat the better but it can also depend on your skills and ability. For example if there are a lot of players seeing the flop and you don't know when to fold an over pair in multiway pots, that table may not be profitable for you.

    Long waiting lists usually indicate that people recognize there are fish at a given table and want that specific table. It could sometimes mean that people don't want to start new games. I recommend learning how to at least be somewhat competent short handed so when no games are available, you can start your own. Fish tend to sit down in any open seat so if you open a game for them they will usually jump right in.

    No matter what table you sit down at the first order of business is to figure out what players are making mistakes that you can take advantage of. IMO you should be able to spot them within two rounds of blinds and if you don't see anyone you should try a different table.
    This is spot on +1

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