I know in a four player game the standard terms for the players are:
Now that I think about it I can just drop South for three handed games:
Five handed games have that pesky extra player so I have:
- Middle Left
- Middle Right
- Bottom Left
- Bottom Right
Those terms work, but they don't have the pizazz of the cardinal directions and feel slightly awkward. What are the usual terms for five handed matches? If there aren't any usual terms, what words can I use that clearly convey the location without sounding awkward?
If it helps the three handed players are positioned like points on an equilateral triangle, and five handed players are positioned like points on a pentagon. Four handed players are positioned like points on a + (plus sign) or diamond.
I've realized that I was ambiguous about the context of the question. What I'm looking for is generic terms used when diagramming play on paper. For an example of what I'm talking about from Bridge: