Originally Posted by Nitram_80
I was playing a trny and a ring game at the same time . In the ring game , I folded a boat to a flush all because I didnt see the board was paired. I am starting to think playing more then 1 table at a time is not so great . Its hard to study the players and sometimes you dont take your time with decisions . It also sucks that the screen is much smaller. WOW!! I still can not believe that i made such a mistake. What do you guys think about this??
It comes with practice. The first thing I'd suggest is play two tables of the exact same type of game (i.e. 2 1/2 LHE games, or 2 $10 NLHE SnGs, or whatever) first. Drop down a level or two if you're not confident as well.
Multitabling is so good for your winrate you're losing out by not trying to get into it (assuming you're a winning player).
I agree that some people are more 'natural' multitablers though. I'm incredibly impatient, and 3-4 tabling helps me stave off the boredom of folding hand after hand after hand during dry spells. That and I think it helps me play my 'ABC' game better (which is all you need to beat the low limits), as it makes me less likely to make silly moves.
Of course, you lose out on reads, which is why Pokertracker and PAHUD/GT+ are essential if you're going to multitable. They're no substitute for concrete reads (you should still take notes where possible), but they certainly help.