Originally Posted by bulldog2782
I just get bored playing less then 3 tables. but i can play 2 tables if watching TV or somthing. But i think that is a good idea. i think it would be good to start out with just like 2 tables for the first 10min and then add 2 more and then 10min later add the last to or somthing. That is somthing i am deffinitly going to have to try next time i play.
I think you've just answered your own question here. From the sounds of it, you're not spending your time wisely on the tables and seems like adhering to only playing 'your cards' and not so much 'your opponent's '.
I'd also suggest sticking to only a couple of tables (2 or 3) and each hand you see, take notes on them (put your opponents on ranges, try to read their hands from the bit of info. you're accumulating, get a read on their playing style, etc., etc., etc.
One of my leaks when first starting out was to keep the tv on in the background. Then often I'd find myself reviewing a hand history after some action went down on the table, and further missing more info. I could be using.
If anything while I'm on tables the last thing I get is bored (unless it's a real nitty table), and I also find that if anything I am 'too busy'. I feel this is what helps to give me the edge I strive for when sitting down at the tables,... 'I want to know my opponents'.
During this time I'm looking for ways in which to exploit my opponents and which of those opponents I'm most likely going to be winning the most from (sometimes within 5 or less I can tell you who I'm going to be profitting from... at least in the short run).
My experience though is also different,... I'm almost always winning the first bunch of hands I'm playing. When I start to get bored I leave the table.
Maybe HeadsUp would be more suiting for you? I don't know?? What I do know though is that I'm not going to do well in any game I'm bored with, whether it be the limits aren't high enough or my head just isn't into it.
I have a pre-game ritual too... I make sure any & all outside business is taken care of and out of the way. Then, I eat, get the coffee flowing, turn the phone off, turn the answering machine down, and put a note on my door saying "I'm sleeping. Do not disturb unless emergency! - - a clogged drain is 'NOT' an emergency... a FIRE is!" (only my friends knock.. but not the ones who want to stay friends for long, lol). Oh yah.. I work as a property manager if that helps to make sense of above, lol.
GL on the tables!!