Jam-Fly, on Monday, March 30th, 2009, 10:16 PM, said:
tbh I've never really played limit cash games, but I'd imagine it'd be more to do with NL/PL games. In NLH/PLO, reading the opponent is very important in many hands, and reading skill comes from seeing hands your opponents play. Although there is reading in LHE, the game is alot more mechanical, so that is why I assume it would be easier/better/less-inconveniant to multi-table limit games rather than NL games.and to the OP...look, no one can make a one-stop post telling you what you miss out on by multi-tabling. There is so much you can learn/observe etc. from playing fewer tables (if your goal is to learn and improve, if your goal is to make money at low limits, continue multi-tabling). If you cannot see this, then honestly there is no point talking to you about it. One of dozens examples I can think of is this. When you get to higher stakes, alot of your money will made by making the right decision in big pots. Sometimes this will be a marginal bluff or a marginal call. At the lower stakes, you need not do this. You can make money playing tight, ABC poker, you will be put in very few marginal spots at the lower limits. Multi-tabling is fine here, because you can play ABC poker. However, you will never play much more than ABC poker. You must be able to learn the skills requires to make the big decisions at the higher stakes games. I don't see how you can learn these skills playing 9 tables.Remember OP, multi-tabling is a great thing, and personally if I was you, I'd probably keep multi-tabling until it didn't work for me anymore. However, I'm a short term thinker. What antistuff is saying is that in the long run, it's probably better to ease back on the number of tables you are playing. You will truly learn and experience the game better. If you play 10,000 hands while 4-tabling, those hands (although it will take you twice as long to play them) will teach you more than 10,000 hands 8-tabling. Also, maybe you are more advanced than we give you credit for, but based on what you've said, it seems that you're a relative beginner. That is not to say you don't play the game well, it's just that compared with other big multi-tablers, you are not as experienced.
Thanks for the input but don't make assumptions about how advanced my play is without seeing my play. All I said is that multitabling does help your play to some extent, which is does, I never said that it's better for my game then playing 1 or 2 tables. You have to agree that multitabling or not playing poker will help your play to some extent... I am aware that when multitabling I will miss some things, but those things I am already aware of.
I know advanced plays and techniques, I am not a beginner. Please define to what you mean by relative beginner.Antistuff first brought this up randomly that I should only play 1 or 2 tables to give me more experience and to work on my game. I never said that I need to work on my game once during this post. Now everyone says that I am a beginner and need to work on my game. I am completely lost... This post is about me grinding my bankroll up to $1,000 from $50. It's turned into: TheDonk1989 shouldnt be multitabling because hes a beginner and needs to improve his game. Lets get off
the subject of multitabling or not, because I have always
been aware of the pros and cons of multitabling. My game is at a level to that I dont need to sit down at 1 or 2 tables to learn the game.
Whenever I up stakes I normally sit at 1 or 2 games to begin with to get a feel for that level. Once I've done this I add tables as I go. Thanks for your posts but I know more
than the basics of NL holdem, my game is at the level to which I can sit at multiple tables and make profit.~Thanks for reading