Originally Posted by ramdeebam
...I've done 24 cash tables beforeyet withSnG's any more than 13 and I start to struggle. Ican handle10quite well ...compared to everyone else...
...With cash, there are no escalating blinds and you don't have to go into lowering your range. With SnG's obviously there are push/fold times and if you have several at the same point it becomes more difficult to handle when you're trying to check your position and chip stacks to push or call another's push and so on. You have to take into account everyone else's stack sizes too...
...Any opinions on this and why I struggle more with multi tabling SnG's as opposed to what many more people believe that cash are harder to multi table.
First of all, in this case, you should not be worried about what other people are doing. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Play within your limits in every sense of the word. For the sake of this analogy, if you were to get hold of $1,000,000 today and took a seat in Bobby/Ivey's room would you try to float any bets and bluff? Other people are (for the love of god I hope your answer is no).
If in fact people are maximizing their ROI by 20 tabling SNG's then it boils down to experience. I'm sure you didn't start out 24 tabling cash games successfully. However, I personally don't think that's the case and people who have been successful doing this with SNGs would place higher more often (increase their ROIs) if they slowed down, sacrificed some volume and analyzed a bit more. Your second paragraph elaborates on this as to why.
Others probably approach SNGs as simpletons in comparison to you who understands that SNGs are a bit tougher than meets the eye especially when you're 3 handed (as "marginal" touched on). How can you 10 table that? Plus its where the biggest payouts are. You need to be focused and alert! A simple push/shove strategy, as people have been touching on and confessing to, won't cut it if you're looking for the best possible ROI in the long run. People read a book, get the basic idea and then play on auto pilot thinking that they are on their way to the top.
Sounds to me like you're a step ahead of the pack. You play to win it and improve your skills where as others are satisfied with making the money and see everything else as a bonus though they might not consciously be aware of this.
Keep it up and do your