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Date: 01 Jan 2009 13:01:51
From: Irish Mike
Subject: How many tables to play online
I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games at
once. I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis or
insight. I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed DSL
line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time, with
any level of skill, is four. Although I much prefer playing one or two.
And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets and
raises are in fixed amounts. I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash games
where you need to "size" your bets. When I play three or four games at
once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
winnings at another table. So what ever I do manage to win, usually comes
from just one table.

I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
become a macho or ego thing. For example, I play in live cash games with a
guy who is definitely an action player. I've always considered him a fish
and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of years
in live $10/$20 to $20/$40 cash games. Well he is always talking about
how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. I told him I don't know how
any one can do that and really think about their play. I mean in live games
this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.

In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
multi-tables.

Irish Mike







 
Date: 01 Jan 2009 22:41:03
From: MZB
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
This is an excellent question. For me, the optimum is 1 table and I am
terrible if I play more than 2.

But I have been playing Stars tourney and I see a guy CHAUNCY. He is
currently playing 24 tables (check it out; do a search). Also, he doesn't
take forever to make a move (one of my pet peeves: morons who play a few
tourneys and you have to eagerly aWAIT their every move).

Does anyone know who CHAUNCY is?

He seems to do/play very well. I checked him out on Poker Rankings and he
has an OUTSTANDING record (better than 99th percentile).

Mel
"Irish Mike" <mjostar@ameritech.net > wrote in message
news:jy77l.321$%54.149@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games
> at
> once. I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis or
> insight. I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed DSL
> line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time,
> with
> any level of skill, is four. Although I much prefer playing one or two.
> And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets and
> raises are in fixed amounts. I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash
> games
> where you need to "size" your bets. When I play three or four games at
> once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> winnings at another table. So what ever I do manage to win, usually comes
> from just one table.
>
> I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> become a macho or ego thing. For example, I play in live cash games with
> a
> guy who is definitely an action player. I've always considered him a fish
> and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of years
> in live $10/$20 to $20/$40 cash games. Well he is always talking about
> how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. I told him I don't know
> how
> any one can do that and really think about their play. I mean in live
> games
> this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
> one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
> I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> multi-tables.
>
> Irish Mike
>
>
>




 
Date: 01 Jan 2009 14:14:20
From: Ian Stuart
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
On Jan 1 2009 7:01 PM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games at
> once. I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis or
> insight. I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed DSL
> line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time, with
> any level of skill, is four. Although I much prefer playing one or two.
> And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets and
> raises are in fixed amounts. I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash games
> where you need to "size" your bets. When I play three or four games at
> once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> winnings at another table. So what ever I do manage to win, usually comes
> from just one table.
>
> I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> become a macho or ego thing. For example, I play in live cash games with a
> guy who is definitely an action player. I've always considered him a fish
> and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of years
> in live $10/$20 to $20/$40 cash games. Well he is always talking about
> how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. I told him I don't know how
> any one can do that and really think about their play. I mean in live games
> this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
> one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
> I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> multi-tables.
>
> Irish Mike

My game definitely degrades the more tables I play. However, playing only
one I tend to get so bored I often end up in a state of semi-tilt. I think
the lack of sensory input playing online makes multi-tabling a necessity.
I've found the optimum number of tables for me is 3 - any less I get bored
and any more I really struggle to keep track of the action. I have no
doubt there are people out there who have the mental agility to cope with
a significantly larger number of tables but I can't believe they are that
numerous. Having a good layout obviously helps and there are automation
tools (like AutoHotKeys) that can be employed to cut down on the drudgery
but I'd rather stick to my paltry few tables and make an effort to follow
the action as best I can.

BTW, Happy New Year to Mike and everyone else.

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 11:05:44
From: rzitup
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
On Jan 1 2009 10:01 AM, Irish Mike wrote:

> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games at
> once. I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis or
> insight. I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed DSL
> line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time, with
> any level of skill, is four. Although I much prefer playing one or two.
> And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets and
> raises are in fixed amounts. I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash games
> where you need to "size" your bets. When I play three or four games at
> once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> winnings at another table. So what ever I do manage to win, usually comes
> from just one table.
>
> I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> become a macho or ego thing. For example, I play in live cash games with a
> guy who is definitely an action player. I've always considered him a fish
> and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of years
> in live $10/$20 to $20/$40 cash games. Well he is always talking about
> how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. I told him I don't know how
> any one can do that and really think about their play. I mean in live games
> this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
> one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
> I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> multi-tables.
>
> Irish Mike


I think I can honestly say I was the first, if not one of the first,
player to play multiple tables. I used to multi-table Planet, Paradise
and another one I cant think of (dragon or something) in the late 90's. I
had a 24" CRT monitor that weighed about 100 pounds. Back then you could
only play one table per site. From there I just kept increasing, and
getting better at what to watch for, mouse clicks, etc. I can play 20 at
a time if I am willing to concentrate and do nothing else. If I want to
preoccupy myself with TV watching, email, work, etc, then I limit it to 6
or 8.

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:29:50
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
On Jan 1 2009 1:05 PM, rzitup wrote:

>
> I think I can honestly say I was the first, if not one of the first,
> player to play multiple tables. I used to multi-table Planet, Paradise
> and another one I cant think of (dragon or something) in the late 90's. I
> had a 24" CRT monitor that weighed about 100 pounds. Back then you could
> only play one table per site. From there I just kept increasing, and
> getting better at what to watch for, mouse clicks, etc. I can play 20 at
> a time if I am willing to concentrate and do nothing else. If I want to
> preoccupy myself with TV watching, email, work, etc, then I limit it to 6
> or 8.

Shill. BTW, you can't play one table, not to mention multiple tables.
LMFAO!

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 13:45:13
From: rzitup
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
On Jan 1 2009 12:29 PM, Raider Fan wrote:

> On Jan 1 2009 1:05 PM, rzitup wrote:
>
> >
> > I think I can honestly say I was the first, if not one of the first,
> > player to play multiple tables. I used to multi-table Planet, Paradise
> > and another one I cant think of (dragon or something) in the late 90's. I
> > had a 24" CRT monitor that weighed about 100 pounds. Back then you could
> > only play one table per site. From there I just kept increasing, and
> > getting better at what to watch for, mouse clicks, etc. I can play 20 at
> > a time if I am willing to concentrate and do nothing else. If I want to
> > preoccupy myself with TV watching, email, work, etc, then I limit it to 6
> > or 8.
>
> Shill. BTW, you can't play one table, not to mention multiple tables.
> LMFAO!

I didnt say anything about GOOD!

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 11:03:33
From: Lute
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
Are you the Rain Man ? :)

On Jan 1, 2:05=A0pm, "rzitup" <a1...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> On Jan 1 2009 10:01 AM, Irish Mike wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash gam=
es at
> > once. =A0I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis=
or
> > insight. =A0I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest spee=
d DSL
> > line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time, =
with
> > any level of skill, is four. =A0Although I much prefer playing one or t=
wo.
> > And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets =
and
> > raises are in fixed amounts. =A0I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash=
games
> > where you need to "size" your bets. =A0When I play three or four games =
at
> > once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> > winnings at another table. =A0So what ever I do manage to win, usually =
comes
> > from just one table.
>
> > I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> > become a macho or ego thing. =A0For example, I play in live cash games =
with a
> > guy who is definitely an action player. =A0I've always considered him a=
fish
> > and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of ye=
ars
> > in live $10/$20 to =A0$20/$40 cash games. =A0 Well he is always talking=
about
> > how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. =A0I told him I don't kn=
ow how
> > any one can do that and really think about their play. =A0I mean in liv=
e games
> > this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> > In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playi=
ng
> > one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players"=
.
> > I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> > multi-tables.
>
> > Irish Mike
>
> =A0I think I can honestly say I was the first, if not one of the first,
> player to play multiple tables. =A0I used to multi-table Planet, Paradise
> and another one I cant think of (dragon or something) in the late 90's. =
=A0I
> had a 24" CRT monitor that weighed about 100 pounds. =A0Back then you cou=
ld
> only play one table per site. =A0From there I just kept increasing, and
> getting better at what to watch for, mouse clicks, etc. =A0I can play 20 =
at
> a time if I am willing to concentrate and do nothing else. =A0If I want t=
o
> preoccupy myself with TV watching, email, work, etc, then I limit it to 6
> or 8.
>
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Date: 01 Jan 2009 10:49:53
From: Lute
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
Not only do they PLAY many tables at once, they seem to CHAT many
tables at once. I do not understand how they do this.

One theory is the time-warp theory, which explains how socks get lost
and then turn up a year later right exactly where you looked for them
100 times. Apparently, some people can "pause" real time (there are
even TVs that can pause live broadcasts), and that is the only logical
explanation. Of course.

Multi-tabling has carried over to B&M casinos, where I occasionally
see people literally racing between two tables (missing a few hands
though). But only 2 tables, and only until the manager smacks them.

Also, some people play "algorithm" poker online, where they can make
very quick decicions, sometimes with the aid of a computer (or an
outright bot), based on a formula or algorithm. And some bots can
"chat" very realistically. There is even a computer program that
imitates a psychoanalyst, asking questions and responding to your
input.

I have trouble playing even one table online. When I have tried two,
I generally get boring situations on both tables, followed by critical
decisions on both tables at once. And then, just as I click, I
realize I've clicked the wrong table.

So it's the simple life for me. Gotta go milk the cow now. Come
here, Bessie.

=3D*=3D*=3D

On Jan 1, 1:01=A0pm, "Irish Mike" <mjos...@ameritech.net > wrote:
> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games=
at
> once. =A0I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis o=
r
> insight. =A0I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed =
DSL
> line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time, wi=
th
> any level of skill, is four. =A0Although I much prefer playing one or two=
.
> And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets an=
d
> raises are in fixed amounts. =A0I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash g=
ames
> where you need to "size" your bets. =A0When I play three or four games at
> once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> winnings at another table. =A0So what ever I do manage to win, usually co=
mes
> from just one table.
>
> I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> become a macho or ego thing. =A0For example, I play in live cash games wi=
th a
> guy who is definitely an action player. =A0I've always considered him a f=
ish
> and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of year=
s
> in live $10/$20 to =A0$20/$40 cash games. =A0 Well he is always talking a=
bout
> how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. =A0I told him I don't know=
how
> any one can do that and really think about their play. =A0I mean in live =
games
> this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
> one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
> I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> multi-tables.
>
> Irish Mike



  
Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:31:56
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online
On Jan 1 2009 12:49 PM, Lute wrote:

> Not only do they PLAY many tables at once, they seem to CHAT many
> tables at once. I do not understand how they do this.
>
> One theory is the time-warp theory, which explains how socks get lost
> and then turn up a year later right exactly where you looked for them
> 100 times. Apparently, some people can "pause" real time (there are
> even TVs that can pause live broadcasts), and that is the only logical
> explanation. Of course.

Lute,

You are a kuke. Other than that, I have nothing to offer.

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Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:27:08
From: Neverchop
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online

"Irish Mike" <mjostar@ameritech.net > wrote in message
news:jy77l.321$%54.149@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games
at
> once.

Um, massive amounts of coke?




 
Date: 01 Jan 2009 10:09:48
From: BillB
Subject: Re: How many tables to play online

"Irish Mike" <mjostar@ameritech.net > wrote in message
news:jy77l.321$%54.149@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> I've heard about "famed online players" who play 40 S&Gs or 20 cash games
> at
> once. I don't know how a person does that with any level of analysis or
> insight. I've got a large monitor, new computer and the highest speed DSL
> line AT&T offers and the most cash game tables I can play at one time,
> with
> any level of skill, is four. Although I much prefer playing one or two.
> And, I only play limit cash games which is easier because all the bets and
> raises are in fixed amounts. I'd imagine it's much harder in NL cash
> games
> where you need to "size" your bets. When I play three or four games at
> once, I usually end up losing at one table which pretty much negates my
> winnings at another table. So what ever I do manage to win, usually comes
> from just one table.
>
> I also think that, for some, the number of tables you play at once has
> become a macho or ego thing. For example, I play in live cash games with
> a
> guy who is definitely an action player. I've always considered him a fish
> and have won a fair amount of money from him over the last couple of years
> in live $10/$20 to $20/$40 cash games. Well he is always talking about
> how he plays six $15/$30 online games at once. I told him I don't know
> how
> any one can do that and really think about their play. I mean in live
> games
> this guy seems barely able to manage one hand well.
>
> In any case, I've decided that from now on, I'm going to stick to playing
> one or two tables and leave the multi-tabling to "famed online players".
> I'd be interested in hearing other's experience and success playing
> multi-tables.
>
> Irish Mike

On second thought, maybe you should stick to two after all.