This is a discussion on How Many Tables Do You Play? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; For my part , i stick to only one table at a time. Better to play at a higher level insted of several tables
I only play one table at a time because I like to focus on one thing at a time. There have been times when I found myself trying to juggle multiple tables and I usually wind up doing bad at all of them.
I usually play 3-4 tables, depends of my mood or feeling. If i play in the morning, im fresh (I mean my mind) I play 4-5 tables. I don't like when there is too much tables and I cant catch how my opponents play, think. Anyway, I play multi-table only with hud.
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The more tables the less individuality and quality of the game, but I want to play more hands and play in more tournaments, so I have to look for a middle ground. For me, the optimal number of 4 cash tables and 6 tournament tables, not at the same time
I usually only play MTTs or SNGs.
As I'm beginning all over again (and unfortunately still making some of the same donk mistakes, my bad) I tend to focus on one table at a time. I like to find the bad playing LAGs and try and let them bet their chips of to me, and it takes time to assign tags to players at the table + make notes on them. A good LAG player is different matter - real hard playing against them.
However, I'm experimenting with playing 2 tables now and playing more tightly, and using strict Push/fold & Push/shove charts to see if I can smooth out variance to get into the money more often. It's only an experiment.
I do notice, however, that proven poker players who stream almost always multi-table.
I play 2 tables at the time, to be honest I would like to play more, maybe 3 or 4 tables but I guess I am not ready to play more than 2 tables.
I think is very important to be focus on what we are doing while we are playing poker and sometimes even with just 2 tables I feel like it is too much for me, fortunately this does not happen all the time but I'm gonna improve my game cause I would like to play more tables at the same time. The most important for me is to feel comfortable cause I am gonna take decisions and think clearly is a key factor to win in this game.
If I'm just playing low stakes or freerolls I'll play two games at a time, otherwise I just get bored and my mind wanders. If I'm playing to win, I stick to one and it takes up my entire screen - I take notes on absolutely everything about every player: what they go all in with, how they call, what they raise with in what positions (if it's unusual), etc. It helps not only with the games I'm playing, but I've played so many SNGs now that any one game I'll usually already have notes on one or two players, so I know how I can bust them out right at the beginning.