Originally Posted by MrSticker
So here's my questions for the heavy multi-tablers here:
- Where is YOUR "feel VS robot" threshold for tables (mine's 4)?
- Do you feel like you still make more money playing robot-style on many tables VS fewer tables with feel? Or would it be about the same profit for you playing either but less variance playing more tables?
- Is it tough to switch from playing multi-table style poker to single-table tougher games like CC events?
- How often does your timer run out on some tables when you are tied up with a big hand requiring extra thought time on one table? How often do the other players rag on you in the chatbox for this? How concerned are you when this happens?
Feel free to add anything else I didn't cover. Cheers.
Now that i 16 table, i'll help with these. The first thing ill say is that by 16 tabling, my winrate per table drops but only very slightly due to being generally readless and relying on stats, but my overall winrate increases, just well because i is making more money.
When multitabling i do feel however that my general play increases, i can easily fold hands like a,q oop when i have been 16 tabling, or fold tptk without a second thought, i feel marginal decisions become easier. If i am only playing 4 however, i tend to play too loose and get into 'zomg tptk arr in mode' because its been the first hand ive seen in an hour, or i find myself 3 betting a,T from the bb vs a nit just because it's the first ace ive seen in 50 minutes etc.
But on the other hand, i lose the ability to make read based calls, or miss out on something like someone who min bet bluffs, and end up folding big hands to the min bet thinking villain is showing strength.
Basically what i'm trying to say is that my a,b,c poker increase when multitabling, as i'm keeping strategies simple and most profitable, when playing 4 or less however, my 'level 10 thinking' or something along those lines, as in reading deeper into the game increases but also gets me into more trouble spots and requires much more in depth thinking and ends up getting me in a cuffudle.
That is generally why i prefer multitabling, now to answer your questions
My 'feel vs robot' threshold is between 3-6 tables, any less and im too bored to pay attention, anymore and its too frantic to watch tables for reads
As i kinds stated above, i find multitablnig improves my game, so improves my profit, its just a 'feel' thing that i 'feel' like i play better with more tables
I'm not really sure on this, i definately play a lot different single tabling, i'm a lot looser and a lot more aggressive. I have done very well when single tabling the monday night buy in, 7 final tables in 9 attempts or something like that, but find i don't play as well when single tabling a mtt. The reason for that though is because i have stats on most the people in the cc events, but not on people in mtt's. I'm guessing that is because i'm so stat orientated when multitabling that it has become a major factor when single tabling. I guess that means the switch does drastically effect me, maybe because i'm unable to play 'feel' poker on a table of people i don't any history with.
The timer used to be a major problem with me since i cascade tables. I don't know if you have ever cascaded tables, but basically when it is your turn to act on a table, it is brought into the foreground, it then stays there until you have acted then the next table you need to act on pops forward. Therefore if you have a tough decision, the table will stay there while all the others flash in the background so you need to act fast across all tables to avoid timing out. Thankfully I now have the script that calls for time on all my tables, and i havn't timed out since.
The time issue is one of the things that 'improves' my multi tabling game however, sicne when confronted with a tough decision that is touch on go as to whether to call an all in or fold for example, i find myself making the marginal fold more often than calling just because i don't have the time to analyze the hand. If i had more time, i would probably end up looking to in depth-(ly?) into the hand and making the call, which would probably end up being wrong more times than not.
I have no idea if people rag me or not about wasting time since i don't have enough time to stop and read chat. If people were ragging me though, i wouldn't care, the time is there for a reason, so im well within my rights to use it.
I hope thats the kind of things your looking for Stick
Sorry for any spelling errors, hardly looked at the screen while typing, and not going to check for any now