Originally Posted by Pbland
I was starting to think I'm the only one who suffers when I play multi tables. For the guys playing 4+ tables, are you able to 'read' the players? Or do you use some kind of HUD or poker tracker and just rely on the software to tell you about the players?
the first thing you should realize you're picking up on is patterns...
-guy limping every hand
-guy addicted to calling sb
-any pocket pair
-hell...anything you pick up on as the game progresses.
he'll beat it into your head for you sometimes even if you have a ton of tables going. if it bothers you, or are nervous about multitabling...take a day or a couple hours out of it and multitable 6-10 at a big site with play money at whatever your game is...that way, with 6+, it's probably going to be hard to fit ALL of them in the screen...GREAT! cascade them or something. i just gave a few general examples...but you'd be surprised what you'll pick up on, i just listed stuff that will stick out like sore thumb. i'm no pro though, but practicing playing a lot of tables really helped me WITH how to get a read on someone....and try to take some quick notes on them while you're at it. if you try it with play money, there's nothing to lose...aside from the really bad/careless ones will stick out even more. if its the feeling you don't have enough time to decide, or if it all feels overwhelming, it will help you a lot with that too...that is, if it's eating away at you that you can't seem to table more than 1 or 2, but you'd like to be able to. you might even find you're keeping yourself out of some trouble hands that way.