I got advised to play more tables at a time, I usually do 2 but "rarely" I push it to 4. So I decided to crank it up to 6 (still alot less than alot of players lol) I had all 6 showing at once and positioned myself on each table so i could always see my cards. Im wondering if this is a self-illusion or not. I think I played each table tighter than I normally would, got away from hands easier.
Is this a common thing? I didn't have the best results 3x2nd and 3x3rd in 6man but I had to run out during the bubble time which didn't help since i skipped a few blinds. I'm still kind of impressed since I was playing less trash and didn't put myself into any bad situations. I found there was always something on another table that needed my focus so didn't over think situations.
So is this an illusion or something everyone comes across?
Depends what games you are playing. In MTTs if i get down to my last table, which is often some sort of good run, i end up getting very bored and spewing of chips, resulting in me going out. More tables means i play tighter but i find myself short stacked more because im missing spots.
In regards to 6man sngs i really don't think theres a problem playing less as they don't last so long, and you need to focus on picking up chips and bubble play a lot more frequently. Add more tables when your winning and can auto decision spots easier.
Play as many as you feel is best.
If you are playing more tables, you should play slightly tighter. You look like you have managed that.
If you are planning to increase the number of tables, you should set your games to "Stacked" and have them "bring active table to front." This will allow you to focus your attention to one games where action is needed. Play 6 at a time for a few weeks. Then move up to 8 at a time (then 10, then 12, then 14, etc) & get to what you feel comfortable.
More mechanical gameplay. Less of a thought process. If you're playing cash I advise you stick to 4 max.