What is good productivity for life doesn’t always translate over to Slot Online. I have mixed feelings with the concept of poker multi-tasking. I don’t preach it, but I do practice it, and I’ll tell you why.
Poker multi-tasking applies mostly to online poker. It is the practice Slot Online of playing пинап a table while simultaneously web-surfing, reading emails or even playing additional tables. The cons are clear. You can’t pay attention to your opponents betting patterns, you run the risk of missing a winning hand, and you take the game as a whole less seriously.
I find that there are advantages to splitting your attention as well, but they are all dependant on your state of mind and over all personality. For example, if you are a math based player, with disregard to the psychology of the game, multi-tasking doesn’t hurt you as much. Players working the odds angle can be more profitable splitting their money over multiple, simultaneous tables than with a single buy-in. The theory at work here is that more games per hour decrease the chances of any one player outsmarting you for the bulk of your money.
Another personality that can benefit from multitasking is, you guessed it, the easily bored. Online poker is already faster than in-person games, but without the interaction of visible reads and conversation, it may not fit into some’s fast-paced lifestyle. It is better for such a person to find diversions while they are not in a hand than for them to get annoyed, and thereby reckless, and try to rush the game.
That said, neither one of the fore-mentioned personalities will ever be able to become a world-class poker player. It’s just not in them. However, if they accept that, they can still be a profitable poker player.
He who hesitates
The more you play poker tournaments, the more comfortable you become playing hands. You will probably start playing hands the same way every time they are dealt. This isn’t good. You aren’t mixing up your play, but then you don’t want to mix up your play so much so that you fold pocket kings just because it is out of character. Regardless, this post isn’t about changing up your style, it is about tells.
When you are on poker cruise control, you probably don’t have any clear tells. Tells haunt me most when I am in debatable situations. These situations come with the most frequency short-handed, when I’m betting with weaker starting hands than I would like. I’m not a computer, which means I need time to think about the best decision. Which means I hesitate.
The obvious solution to said problem is to simply not deliberate. However, there is a way to throw off you eagle-eyed competitors while still allowing yourself some headspace: misdirection. You need to put the breaks on your no-brainers. The next time you are faced with a clear call, don’t make it clear. Pretend to consider a fold, or a raise for the matter. Burn a little time off the clock. You aren’t acting for the benefit of that hand, but for future hands. The next time you truly must take a moment, your opponents will read you based on misinformation. And that is always a good thing.