Mike Wolf talks about table selection in the March issue of Ante Up.
What's the best way to pick a table? I suggest stereotyping. I'm going to catch some flak for this, but it's true. Here are a few pointers:
Age: If the table has two or three older players, it's probably a good game. They tend to play passively and can be run over a lot. They also tend to stack off because of their inability to fold overpairs.
Alcohol: If someone has a lot of money in front of them and they're drinking, pull up a seat. Actively try to get involved in pots with them because they're bound to spaz at some point.
Gender: There are a ton of amazing female poker players, but, generally speaking, if you see a middle-aged woman playing mid-stakes cash games, she's usually not very good.
What do you think? Do you agree with Wolf?