Tips for Playing Multiple Tables

One of the biggest changes to modern online poker came with the introduction of multi tabling. Every online poker room makes it possible for its players to play at several tables in the same time. This means that micro limits, which did not represent a reasonable source of winnings in the past, can now be used to actually make money. Taking advantage of the weak level of play there makes more sense now than ever before.

Live poker players and poker purists generally regard multi tabling as yet another exaggeration a generation grown up on massively multi player online games has come up with. Their foremost argument is that by having to pay attention to so many tables, one will effectively rob himself of the chance to play his absolute best.

The latter part of this statement is certainly true: you will not be able to bring your absolute best to several tables in the same time. When multi-tabling though, your absolute best may not even be required. What you need to focus on is to be good enough to compensate the edge you give up by leaving your best game behind, with the sheer volume of hands that you play. Your edges will be smaller, but they’ll be put to work more often, which means that whether you reach a reasonable level of winnings only depends on how many hands you play per hour. This is the mechanism behind successful multi-tabling. You give up a small edge for the chance to gain one which can be as big as you’re capable of making it.

The most difficult stage of learning to play at multiple tables is the start of course. Obviously, if you’re having trouble making money at one table, you shouldn’t even consider multi-tabling. If you’re a long term loser, by playing multiple tables, you will only add to your losses. As soon as you feel confident enough in your ability to handle a single table, you may want to add one more. Don’t forget to sign up for rakeback before you get to multi tabling. Playing multiple tables will mean more hands/hour which means you’ll pay a lot more in rake too. You may even want to consider a prop deal , but that may restrict the limits you can play on