Lately I've been wondering why some sessions seem to go on forever, without much progress, and some sessions really take off quickly. My conclusion was that it is mostly due to the other players at the table, so I endeavored to find the best tables to join, instead of just picking the first one with an available seat.
It seems like it's really starting to pay off, since I just had one of the best sessions, with all 5 opponents playing really bad. It lasted just over half an hour for 41 hands, and resulted in a 4 buyin profit. The win rate was almost 1000 bb/100.
This session has now lifted my career winrate in NL4 6max to 34.23 bb/100 over 33371 hands... Since I started table selecting it is about 63 bb/100 though, but that is only over the last 10000 hands.
All I'm doing is checking the PTR rating for all players on the table (on poker table ratings website), to find the table with high stacks, but low PTR scores.
The importance of table selection seems to be enormous, much more than I would have expected...
Edited by marqis (Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 18:58 GMT)
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 39 (F)
It is important of course. Thats why notes are very helpful when they are available. Those tracking softwares must make a difference also at some point. When i used to play often micros in omaha, there were certain tables which i was staying away due to the players sitting
Joined: Aug '14
Age: 36 (M)
yes I agree, that the importance of table selection seems to be very high. But the selection should be different and not static depending on which kind of player you are. Not everyone would prefer your criteria.