re: Poker & To people who multi-table.. one word HOW??? lol
Originally Posted by Ieatfish
I do think you can learn to play at least 2 or 3 tables near-optimally, though.
Pretty hard to give that opinion considering it's a personal thing & it's going to be alot different from one player to another (ie. I have absolutely no clue how many tables you'd be able to multi-table & play your best on each of them... or even how many you'd be able to at some point in time (< say maybe at your peak in your poker playing lifetime).
As far as how are players able to multi-table. Some games are alot easier to multi-table than others (ie. STT-SNG, 45man Turbo SNG, 6max Hypers, & many others) & obviously others are more difficult (ie. HU PLO cash table).
I mostly play MTT's (but at different times I've focused on other games). These days I don't play very many at a time but mostly cuz I haven't been playing much at all lately. Still, 4 tourneys is real easy (any less & I get bored). Without using a HUD, I don't think I miss much on 4tables.
There's been other times where I've played 8-10 tables (MTT) regularly & felt I was playing close to optimally then as well. (I was playing more often then). Recently when I have been playing, I find I want to reg. in a bunch more than I probably should be... mostly because it feels weird only have 4 on the screen(s) & I feel like I'm missing out on games when I don't have more of them running. Need to build back up slowly though (tried firing up 8 mtt's a little while ago, with not the greatest success). I never 'time out' though, or feel stressed out timewise. Just feel like I'm missing a bit.
There was obviously a time for myself when one table was plenty enough. (one priv. freeroll running was enough).
Maybe a last word of advice: Don't be in a real hurry to add tables (talking from tournament perspective here). If you're just one-tabling (or two) for now, wait til' your game has advanced before you add on more to the equation.