Originally Posted by feitr
It is pretty easy to do 10+ full ring and 6+ 6max tables once you get used to it (and way way more if you play nitty and don't mind getting owned coz your reads are pathetic).
LMAO - so true!
OP, I'm having a tough time even getting to the number of tables you're running, and above is exactly why I have this problem... I generally play 2 MTT's plus 1 ring game or 1 single table SNG simultaneously, or 2 MTT's plus a really cheap MTT - my strategy is pretty TAG/nitty early on in MTT's, so it's not much of a problem for me early on.
But the only way I get to deep runs in MTT's is by really paying attention and identifying potential weaknesses in everyone's play, and how the table is behaving in general. Once it looks like I have a shot at a moderate to deep run, I have to reduce to two tables, and if I think I have a shot at a deep run/final table, I have to reduce to one. Otherwise I have to rely on position and the cards I'm dealt - and I, like everyone else, have a tendency to go card dead at the worst possible times .
To me, there's a real difference between multi-tabling ring games and MTT's - I don't mind playing ABC poker in rings, and maybe for STT's, but it doesn't work for me in MTT's... but I'm still learning MTT play, so maybe it's more a matter of experience...