If you make your decision about where to sit at the poker table based on the seat’s proximity to the snacks or the bathroom then you have a thing or two to learn about poker strategy. In my experience, the right seat at the poker table can make all the difference when it comes to winning.
In order to effectively choose the best seat at the poker table you need to have a general idea about what type of poker players the people playing with you are. If you are playing online then watch a few rounds before you sit down at the table to determine who the aggressive players are and who are the more conservative players. If you play on a regular basis with a group of poker buddies you should get to know their playing styles pretty quickly.
When you choose your seat at the poker table you want to try to put the aggressive players on your right. This way you can act after these players, opening up more raises and re-raises for yourself. If an aggressive player is seated to your left then you will be forced to play more conservatively, as you don’t know what move they are going to make after you and you could wind up losing more money.
The next time you are getting ready to sit down at the poker table, stop, observe the situation, and try to choose the best seat to optimize your winnings.