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Should seats be drawn in cash game?

Discussion in 'Cash Game / Ring Game Advice' started by dad604, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. dad604

    dad604 Well-Known Member

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    What do the majority of members do? Draw for seats or just let everyone sit where they want in a home game?

    In public rooms, first come first serve, but how about home games?
     
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    I like drawing for seats in home games...even redrawing at some point in a longer evening to shake things up.
     
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  3. links_slayer

    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    Normally sit wherever; the last thread I started about switching seats during a cash game seating was an anomaly.
     
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    My home game is first come first served, some people just want to sit on the end for the extra arm and leg room. In the casino I just hate to sit next to the dealer. Too hard to see the action of the players just on the other side of the dealer.
     
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  5. Quads

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    Call on your way, lock up a seat.
    Show up, pick your seat.
    Show up late, take what's available.
     
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  6. Big Mike

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    I would only say this is necessary if there are one or maybe two really poor players. It just avoids things like the host (or whoever) saying "here you go Freddy, take this seat on my right!" every week.
     
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    We draw for seats when we start and people who come into the game sit where ever. We also re-draw every hour.
     
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  8. dad604

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    Most of the time, at my games, I just let everyone sit where they want. At one of the games someone suggested drawing for seats and we did without any problem.

    The reason I ask is that I don't want to go the extra trouble of drawing for seats but lately everyone wants to sit to the left of me.:huh:

    Also why draw seat if there are late comers and they can sit where ever they want.
     
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    Draw for seats.
     
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  10. jdunford

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    I agree with tastic. It helps avoid collusion, especially between couples, whether intentional or unintentional.

    Although, even with drawing cards, it always seems that the tightest players end up on my right and the loosest/most aggressive end up on my left, no matter what! Maybe I'm just unlucky... Sometimes I whine about it and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about - or maybe they do and it's a big conspiracy... perhaps I shouldn't take a bathroom break between tourney and cash game... giving just enough time to rig the deck for the "draw for seats"... that could explain why they sometimes say "no, not that card; here, take this one!"

    :wink:
     
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  11. hachkc

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    Typical home cash game I play in has a pretty open start time (anytime after like 7p). Usually, you'll get 4 people around 7:30p and then start dealing. Everyone just grabs a seat and as more people show up they just sit where these is room. Its rare that we start playing with more than 5 people.

    Doesn't really lend itself to drawing for seats. Most folks go for the comfy seats where they like to sit at the table.
     
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  12. Harlequin011

    Harlequin011 Sin City Showdown Host

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    casino rules baby. No drawing of seats.

    first to the table pick their seat. late comers pick whats left. If it's a full table you should be able to request the first seat change.
     
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  13. Quads

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    Thinking about this again this morning.... I don't know that I'd play in a cash game where I had to 'draw' for my seat.

    Position is everything in a cash game.
     
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    Exactly... which is why I don't want to come back from the bathroom to find myself with the worst seat at the table every time! And a "first come first served" method promotes tardiness. I'd imagine everyone circling like vultures until they know where their respective nemeses (plural of nemesis?) are sitting.

    Hey dad604, you should add a poll... could be interesting to generate some numbers.
     
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    We draw for seats in our weekly cash game. Invitations are sent out so we know who is coming before the game starts. Once we reach 5-6 people (game is usually 8 people), we draw for seats and assign the latecomers to a seat. Keeps everything fair, I suppose.

    Actually, I just printed out some labels for some Cherries to use as seat assignments. Pics will be posted this afternoon :)
     
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    Whats to keep you from changing your seat to an open one?
     
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  17. jdunford

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    There are no open seats.

    We only have as many chairs at the table as required, to maximize everyone's leg/elbow room. If someone leaves (permanently), that chair gets removed. If someone joins, we squeeze a chair into the most convenient spot (based on table geometry).
     
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    At my house, the cash game usually starts up once 3 or 4 players have busted out of the tourney, so it tends to be sit wherever. I've played at someone else's house where it was just a cash game and they draw for seats. I presume it prevents people from fighting over the seats to the left of the couple of loose players, but I've never thought to ask him why.
     
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  19. BCR_9er

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    I don't think so. When you go to join a cash game, you can choose where you want to sit. Same in the beginning of a cash game (I think).
     
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  20. bjjensen

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    I always get the same seat ('dealer' position on my hold-em table). Others sit where they want. Of course, with a $5 buy-in, I don't suppose it matters all that much. :)

    bjjensen
     
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