Poker tips on playing multiple tables
Playing multiple poker tables
If you have a good default poker game at whatever form of poker you happen to play then sooner or later you are going to want to play multiple tables. This creates a situation where players can get more action and also increase their profit as you are seeing more hands per hour. However it is something of a double edged sword because playing more tables means making more decisions. There are many players who struggle once they start to play several tables at once because their thinking processes are simply not fast enough.
However there are some tips for multi-tabling and I will go through a few of them right here. Firstly if you are playing on say eight tables and you have hands that are clear folds then click the fold button while you have some spare time. This avoids situations where you are involved in hands on several tables at the same time even though some of them on the other tables will be folds. It is still highly distracting to have audio prompts going off. This allows you those vital extra seconds to think about the key hands that you need to play. Also if you are playing a game like no-limit hold’em then this is certainly a form of poker that can call for complex decisions post flop.
Tips to improve your multi-table strategy
You need to play in such a way as to uncomplicate the process as much as possible. So for example you would be better off three betting or folding pre-flop if someone raised. What you are essentially doing here is trying to reduce the amount of post flop play decisions that you have to make.
So if it has been folded to the hijack and they raise to $6 in NL200 and you want to play your J-10s. If you are multi-tabling many tables then three betting to $18 is not a bad play here. Under normal circumstances then calling the raise may be a good play but this means that you may have to play post flop poker which may not be in your best interests if your table count starts to become quite high and this is especially the case in six max games.
Another multi-tabling tactic is based around tightening your ranges. It stands to reason that you are looking to replace quality with quantity here and if you play low enough then quantity can be a very good thing. If your opponent four bets then you have a clear fold and once again you do not need to play post flop. If they call then you have no option but to play some post flop poker in the hand as your opponent clearly likes their hand. You can fold all boards that do not pair you or give you any type of draw and if they check then you should often bet. This style of play is effective when you are increasing your table count significantly.