I would like to highlight the pros and cons with multi-table playing for online poker players.
New poker players are perhaps wondering, what multi-table playing is about?
Quite simple it means you are playing more than one table at the same time.
I can almost hear all the “one table players” asking why should I play more than one table?
Well, the most obvious reason is to make more money.
The downside of playing 1 poker table is that you are missing out the major profit opportunities.
It’s a known fact that most players with some experience will make more money by playing more tables.
Multi-table playing means lots of action, but also less time to make decision.
The fact is multi-table game is not for everyone.
What could be the downside of multi-tabling?
More tables means less focus on each table.
You could miss small details from the tables.
Playing to many tables could lead you to play less well on each table.
Another problem is that the game can become quite mechanical, some people dislike that and therefore don’t like it, it’s just a matter of taste if you’re asking me.
If the game playing start to affect your results and you start losing then you got to stop, or take a break. Therefore is important to closely monitor your results.
Conclusion: Multi-tabling does not fit for everyone.
If you consider giving it a try, start out carefully with 2 tables if this works out ad one more table at the time. Some players are comfortable by playing 4, 8 or perhaps 12 tables.
Playing 8 tables or more are for a limited number of players. It's important to realize that the more tables you join the faster you have to analyze the situation and be able to make a fast decision in a short time frame. It’s also important that you are able to control your emotions; if you lose out a few games it can affect your emotions in a bad way. The bottom line is if you are able to handle the heat, multi-tabling is the best way to maximize profits. No matter if it’s 1 or 10 tables you prefer playing I wish you luck. You can find more helpful poker articles here.