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    1st to 3rd

    Is there an advantage sitting 1st-3rd base at a table? Where is better? Any literature on the subject? Does the numbers of players matter?

    Brick

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    See the thread, "seating position".
    The number of players matters.

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    I always play heads up. My choice of seat is to spreadt out just 1 off from 3rd base. That way i have a good view of the discard tray and if anyone wants to sit down i will still be last to act

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    Quote Originally Posted by angle_sh00ter View Post
    I always play heads up. My choice of seat is to spreadt out just 1 off from 3rd base. That way i have a good view of the discard tray and if anyone wants to sit down i will still be last to act
    The problem that I have with 3rd base - a lot of dealers have this annoying hand motion that often blocks a clear line of sight to first base, especially when player busts - cards are swept up in a motion that precludes you from catching the value of the card.

    The net effect Of the hand motion is reduced penetration, especially if first base busts a lot.

    As far as being last to act at 3rd base, that particular bonus is far more pronounced at dd vs shoe.

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    Yeah i only play double deck or occasionally single deck. I figure ill ride that train as long as i can cos the whole world has 6 and 8 deck games. Im specifically going to places that offer better double deck games.

    But its a double edge sword because of cause the better games are watched more carefully and u can spread less and have to play shorter sessions. Fuck i wish i was playing in the 70s or 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by angle_sh00ter View Post
    Yeah i only play double deck or occasionally single deck. I figure ill ride that train as long as i can cos the whole world has 6 and 8 deck games. Im specifically going to places that offer better double deck games.

    But its a double edge sword because of cause the better games are watched more carefully and u can spread less and have to play shorter sessions. Fuck i wish i was playing in the 70s or 80s
    With bad DD rules, the spread tolerance escalates. Whereas, good rules depresses it.

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    Just make sure your view of the cards in the discard tray is unobstructed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    The problem that I have with 3rd base - a lot of dealers have this annoying hand motion that often blocks a clear line of sight to first base, especially when player busts - cards are swept up in a motion that precludes you from catching the value of the card.
    first base for me without a doubt with its many more "goodies " that sometimes accompany it. p.s. When playing heads up ,does it matter where i sit?
    Last edited by stopgambling; 11-08-2018 at 05:44 AM.

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    I sit second from last spot, ensure no one is sitting at 3rd base spot when playing DD. This often allows me to go to 2 spots on last round if count is even or slight positive and up.

    I also sit at same spot, second from last, in 6 deck games, play last two spots. I like to make decisions after seeing all cards on table except for the hole card.

    Often, I can see the bottom card when dealer pulls out decks from ASM and can cut a card in or out of play or see where that card goes when others cut. I can do this best from second to 3rd base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricklayer View Post
    Is there an advantage sitting 1st-3rd base at a table? Where is better? Any literature on the subject? Does the numbers of players matter?

    Brick
    The seat I don't like and has much lower EV than other seats is No. 2 seat. It is because the cards hole-carders don't want are usually also bad for you but you play according to index play. You don't have the information that hole-carders have.

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