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Something that actually throws my game off is window size. For a long time I would play with a max window size at one or two tables and then shrink my window sizes for 3 or 4 tables. For a long time I thought just playing that many games at once was tanking my game because I was always in a more frantic mode with 3 or 4 games going. I just couldn't relax like I could with 2 games going. Well at some point I decided to stop enlarging my windows when playing 3 tables and soon realized that I was not feeling overwhelmed by the 3 tables. Something psychologically was putting me in a very vague for of panic when playing with the much smaller windows. So if you feel a bit overwhelmed when plying a certain number of games while shrinking your windows, try playing with your windows always shrunk that way and see if it helps at all.
If I can, I try to make all the windows the same size, it just seems easier to play and less distracting. When I use dramatically different table sizes it seems like you have to move the mouse much more.
I used to have the very same issues when multi tabling ... they were just too small to me, and I didn't feel comfortable with it ... I'm sure it threw my game off too .... one day I was watching a video of some guy and he had like 16 tables on three screens lol ... and I wondered how he did it.. and trying to increase my hands per hour, I became determined to improve so I worked at anytime I didn't feel boxed in, and that is what it was like kind of a claustrophobic sensation, not fully knowing what was going on ...
I still couldn't do that many but will do up to 4 at a time and have become more comfortable with the tiny tables, one thing that I couldn't do was play a mix of games either the actual games ( horse, stud plo etc. or the types say some tournament, some cash games... I found it too difficult to separate my thinking to do that...
I seemed to have stepped to a new level too by stepping outside of that comfort zone .... However if the game is very important to me ie. lucky satellite ticket ...close to a fair cash, whatever makes it more important I still prefer a full screen view of a single table...
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I like my indow sizes as big as possible. I just position them on each corner. The only thing that i dont like when i do multiple tables is when i am about to click, the other window will activate and the click that i was supposed to do on window 1, will be clicked on window 2, especially when i get identical hands on both tables.
I used to play
like 2-3 tables at the time and it was ok but once i jumped to like 5-6 tables i started to lose big times because i wasnt able to catch up with the speed in thw result making many silly mistakes or automatically folding with cards like Ak and better because of my slow reaction lol. So how to manage all those tables? Or its just i should avoid turbo tables and try to deal only with normal speed tables?
That happens to me too!I feel more anxiety with bigger windows that with smaller ones. Maybe something's wrong with us :P
I use the tiling option for 6 tables and sometimes with a little overlap near the margins. I want to observe the action at the ''folded'' tables, sometimes I keep notes although I had folded. I don't use the smallest windows size because I play on a laptop but I use the tiling option for 6 tables sometimes with a little overlap near the margins.
The difficult part is when I play in different softwares and the tables don't have the exact same proportions