Thoughts on mass multi-tabling, 25+
I've recently downloaded a program for my mac that allows me to use my key board to do automated actions(fold/check/bet/all-in etc) This has gave me so much more time at the tables, so I decided to go from tile to cascade/stack. I then realised that my usual 12 tables is too much of a bore like this(I'm finding 12 fairly easy when tiling without the hotkeys as well, but I play in sets; when I get to the tougher ICM decisions I usually have a few tables going, I play the 45 SnG) So I tried loading up as many tables as I could.
As soon as I had a spare 5 seconds I would load up another game. I reckon I got to about 35 games; I didn't exactly had enough time to count and when I finally did have time I counted about 25, but it was much easier at that stage.
I'm thinking though that really I need to ditch the mac for my poker and start using windows as I've heard that there's lots of good programs/scripts that help one do this. It would be fantastic to have a program that resits me when I'm sitting out; I had to constantly make sure that I wasn't sitting out any tables as when I first started stacking months ago I had about 10 tables sitting out without me knowing. I'm much more competent now though and only 2 sat out, probably due to the hot key program. It would also be great to have a table launcher/ M calculator for everyone's stacks/ final table notification.
I play very low stakes where the play is quite horrific at times, which is why I think this will be profitable. Perhaps I'm being egotistical, but I think that I absolutely destroy my opponents when everyone becomes short-stacked. I did make some huge errors though; I accidentally folded QQ pre, made some good chip equity pushes but terrible ICM pushes not realising I was at the final table, some misclick min-raises/all-ins. I think this would improve with practice though, the hotkeys were really weird.
Does anyone else at there multi-table like this? If so, what is your set-up? I'm thinking of setting up my second monitor to put the PokerStars
lobby on there but not sure if that would work.
Secondly, is this a bad approach to online poker? Sure, I may become very competent at mass multi-tabling but I wouldn't be able to do this at higher stakes where some heavier thoughts/reads are required. Hell, I didn't have any reads throughout the sessions, besides when I got 4 way I payed a bit of attention to them. I also didn't really learn anything from playing like this; it was a simple grind, nothing gained but money and mass tabling experience. I could get in the habit of going over a bunch of hand histories afterwards and do my learning that way but this will turn me into a very robotic, formulaic player but I guess that's good or SnG.