Had an interesting dilemma last night. I know i've been struggling to find tables to play on for the Ladbrokes rake race, and again there were only a couple tables running that were even worth looking at.
There were two fish on the table but the only seat available was the seat to their right. To the right of that vacant seat was a tight passive, so it could have been worse I suppose, but normally i'd get up and wait for the seat on the left of the fish to become free.
However, given i'm a bit behind on the rake race, I decided to sit there and play anyways. In my half hour session I dropped about 5BBs, but made that much up on bonuses cleared, and am now also a bit closer to getting onto the rake race leader board.
I actually was a little unlucky on a few hands .. such as flopping trips to lose to a runner runner straight, but overall, I don't want to be playing out of position versus the fish. I think though, that I will still play in that seat whilst i'm chasing a rake placing, but once I get in the money, I will seat select more carefully to maintain my rake position, whilst giving myself the best chance of a good return on the tables.
Current bankroll: $16,000