Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Posted by mahdrof:
Posted by dozn01: hi mahdrof , i dont multi table no more as this effects my profit margin, are you a winning player playing like this?
in the long run is it really worth it hows your R.O.I playing multis compared to just 1 table session?
do you also tend to get more bad beats playing more hands?
Up until about two months ago I had never practised sound bankroll management, had taken shots at moving up fast only to kill my bankroll or move up fast and come crashing back down. Two months ago I started practising safe bankroll management and multitabling 6-10 tables, and have worked really hard on only playing poker when I feel good, and not just because I want to, as well as analyzing my game and working to play better overall. The result is in the past 50 days I have doubled my overall bankroll and moved up a level on the sites which I play regularly. The advantage I find with multi-tabling is that I can tighten up without getting bored, and thus play stronger hands overall. When I was only playing one or two tables I would get bored after a while, play weaker hands and generally get beaten up. The number of tables I play still allows me to notice individual tendencies of the players at my tables and take advantage of weak players as well as set traps for the big raiser/bluffer. I play mostly cash tables, and although I found some information on calculating ROI for cash players I am not at that point yet. Poker is still fun relaxation for me but like everything else I do, I want to get better at it. Overall I find multi-tabling more fun and profitable vs. single table.
Well said - I agree with this 100% - I've started playing much more profitably since I've started multi-tabling.. Rather than taking shots, getting bored, etc with just 1-2 tables.
Mostly I play 6 tables - however, I've I get deep in an MTT - I won't open up any more tables and I'll close any that are cash if I want to concentrate on a FT.
I used to play 8 max tables at the same time when I first started multi-tabling but found it very hard to focus and make profit out of it so I switched to 4 max tables and my set-up is tiling... because I'm at my ease with it.
Joined: May '09
Age: 36 (M)
i can play 6 tables when im fully alert but usually i play 3 - 4 tables cos it lets me concentrate better ( i dnt hav a big screen )and win more, im thinking abt buying a new big lcd screen so i can manage my tables properly.
Joined: May '08
Age: 52 (M)
Online is all about winrate not roi, wot best winrate/hour u have with how many tables. playing more then this affect ur winrate negativ, playing less also. I allways try to play 4 sometimes up too 6, i play MTTs, so sometimes hard to get a new table cos MTTs dont start evry minute. Only if i am deep and go for a big price i dont start new tables but just concentrate on this one.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 53 (M)
Posted by IslandJack: I never play more than 2-3 tables anymore. Never went over 4 tables. Reading all these posts, maybe I should give it a try sometime, like 6+. I'll give it a try.
Like most I went from 1 table to 2, then 3 and then 4, was comfortable for a long time, and then started to get bored with that and got a larger screen, especially when they came down in price. I found that playing more tables than four became easy when my actions at the table became mostly (not always) automatic. There are a lot of easy folds naturally, but the rest is based on knowledge of your opponents, your playing style, your position for that hand, the pocket cards, any betting or raising or re-raising before play gets to you, has that table been hot or cold for you (some will dismiss that but I don’t), are you on top of your game today or do you need to tighten up a bit because you are starting to spew chips? I don’t play like a bot as I toss in a good measure of variability to try and keep people guessing, but after enough hands you know how you want to combine all of the variables that affect each hand into your actions at the table. And as your game improves and you come up with new wrinkles you will incorporate them as well. In the end it has to be FUN, whether you play 1 or 24 tables. Unless you are making serious cash at this you have to enjoy the game!
Part of the reason I started this thread was to know, hardware-wise, what other multi-tablers are using. The discussion has revolved more around multi-tabling in general (which is fine), however if some of you want to go back and post again with hardware choices and resolution for your monitors that would be great too!