Calling all opinions of multi-table players

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custo80

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Preferably I’m looking for feedback by those who multi-table cash games.

Single table vs. Multi-Table

So many times people will post a “what would you do in this situation” thread. They post their hand history, generally of a losing hand, and ask the question; what did I do wrong?
I’ve noticed a pattern that all the answers are actually questions. EG:
  • What happened before the flop?
  • What happened in the previous hand?
  • What’s your opponents’ table image?
  • What’s your chip stack compared to your opponents’?
  • Etc.
For those of you that multi table, aside from the PAHUD software, how can you keep track of answering questions like this?

I played my first multi table session tonight (4 tables .01/.02). Granted 4 tables isn’t a lot compared to videos I’ve seen and other threads I’ve read but there was no way I could keep records on other players. 1 or 2 may have stuck out but that’s it.

I’m only assuming that multi tables can be summed up with 1 approach, pure solid mathematical poker. Am I right in saying that?

For those that do multi table, successfully, what’s your approach to a session?

Thanks for taking the time to read, look forward to your feedback.

I’m getting onto that Camtech video software and will be posting a video of my own session for analysis later on.

Thanks all & have fun at the tables.
 
tenbob

tenbob

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Personally I can keep track of 4 tables, take notes, and get some solid reads. Anything over that and i find that my note taking falls off, as does my ability to get some decent reads.

I know some forum members play up to 24 tables at a time, and yep you gotta revert to a very mechanical style, but thats by no means unprofitable at the lower limits.

Oh for the record the hands that I post in H/A tend to be a very good mix of both winning and losing hands.
 
KidFlopadelic

KidFlopadelic

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3 cash tables is my max. I play 6 seaters so I feel have to keep an eye on the action at all 3 in order to pull a profit. Short handed games require much more attention to position playing and bluffing than full 9/10 seaters obviously. For this reason, I prefer short handed tables, I feel it requires more experience and understanding of the game.

I imagine if were to multi-table full 9/10 seaters, I could get silly and do up to 6,7, or 8 tables and just play the cards in position and make correct pot odds plays without really knowing who I'm playing against.

It would be more of a crap shoot though, whatever floats ur boat....

GL
 
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bill_nj

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24 tables!!!! Wow that's sick. Even with a very strict math based approach how can you possibly keep up? I tend to play games other then holdem (stud/8,HORSE,razz,o/8) which require paying alot more attention so that is probably why I have trouble with more then 3 at a time.
 
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24 tables sounds insane, but really all you're doing is clicking autofold on like 20 of them, and paying attention to the rest. No doubt you lose some reads you would otherwise pick up had you been 4-tabling or one-tabling, but it's really not that bad.

Even with 12 tables and tons of overlap I manage to maintain some pretty good reads and mix my play up as well. It just comes with practice. I've said it before - I used to struggle with two tables, but as soon as I get my new monitor I'm actually looking to add more than my current 12.
 
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