Originally Posted by Egon Towst
Another little trick that`s worth trying:
If you`re in a pot with a multi-tabler, play real slow. Use every second of your time allowance. You`ll spoil their rhythym. They will have other windows needing their attention and can`t afford to spend too long on your game.
With any luck you`ll induce what stealthy calls "meltdown"
I usually (bordering on "always") play three tables. I can't say that my "rhythm" would be spoiled by anyone timing out or playing slowly. It's not like I play the tables in order, I simply attend to the table where my attention is needed the most, and if it's not yet my turn to act on the table I won't even really notice it until it is.
Deliberately slowing the game down will likely piss some of the people who actually are playing only one table off, though. I don't so much care, I have other tables that keep me busy, but those who only play one game will usually start boiling and you'll see remarks like "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" and "oh ffs!"
Best way to beat me? Play better than I do. I raise preflop with ~17% of my hands, adjusted for position, so you know my range. I almost never coldcall preflop, except for in the big blind. I checkraise the flop pretty often if I'm in the BB. I continuation bet very often if I raised preflop. I sometimes raise or checkraise the flop with very strong hands, I sometimes wait until the turn. Most of this can be done without any reads whatsoever on the other players, but while playing three tables I still keep notes on most of my opponents.