Originally Posted by micromachine
Think I started playing cash about 2 years ago.
I should probably be playing higher than 10nl by now but I've been held back by tilt. I think playing too many tables (8+) is a terrible mistake, it makes you play badly and predictably, it hinders improvement and sucks enjoyment out of the game. Now I don't play more than 6 tables, but most sessions I'm playing 4.
This. I noticed I fall into way too many traps if autopiloting. It usually happens when I get good hands on multiple tables, massive loss of value ensues.
Now I think that maximizing total WR (and reducing variance!) means not overextending myself in regard to number of tables. My best results by far have been while playing up to 6 tables and paying maximum attention.
In fact here is my total data, 426k hands from 2NL-25NL. I mostly played 6 tables but while getting them up/swapping lower numbers piled up.
Yes my overall win rate is crap but in my defense I started out as a total beginner and small WR is better than nothing volume helped out with the total winnings.
Note that win rate playing 2 tables is 4 times higher than playing 6 tables but OK, spilled milk.