re: Poker & How many tables can you multitable?
Originally Posted by CardConnoisseur
Question: HOW exactly do you manage 16 tables at a time. I know for a fact I can't comfortably fit more than 8 tables at a time on my screen. So how do you play 16 tables, is there any screen shot someone can show me, or even better a vid on youtube as how it's done?
It's incredibly simple -- some people tell me I'm not playing properly and learning the game like I should. Well, maybe, but I'm not convinced yet. At least at the low stakes I play, it's totally profitable. As I move up, I'll have to adjust, I'm sure, but I don't think it will require a huge change in number of tables.
The key is to forget about tiling and trying to focus a million difference spots at once. All you have to do is stack all the tables full size right on top of each other. They automatically pop up when it's your turn to act. It only takes a second to see what's happened before, what position you're in, you're cards, and your opponents' stats and stacks. Playing 20 tables, you'll probably only have a quarter of them at the most with anything interesting going on. Handling 5 tables that require thought, while dumping 15 of them with a quick click is pretty easy considering how can always have your timebank automatically activated.
Of course, you need to use the software aids that exist to help you: a HUD and something like Table Ninja for Stars for automate the betting.
Seriously, try it with 4 tables or even 8 -- I don't see how you won't be able to follow the action. I guess the only thing you won't see is the action of players you aren't in the hand with, but you can check those later in your database if you want. An added bonus of all this is that you will rarely get tilted by bad beats, simply because you won't ever see them. You'll get to see them after the session when you look at your database, and by then you can laugh them off. You can also see where you made mistakes and take measures not to make those same mistakes in the future. Databases are great. If you're not analyzing them every which way you can possibly imagine, you're missing a lot.