Multi-Tasking/ 2 Or More Tables At Once

    • sheldondarrell
      sheldondarrell
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      I realize that while playing at the casino it would be next to impossible to play poker at more than one table simultaneously, however; I like to play a few different tournament that happen to be playing at the same time. I find I have no problems taking on sometimes even three or four different games and still doing alright, this post though I would like to address the instances of just two tiourney play.
      Do any of you who play two tables online at the same time notice the pattern that happens, I'd say, approximately 13 to 14 times out of 10 (lol, not actually) but more often than not, that the hand you are dealt on table A would damn near be the nuts on the board dealt in table B, and vice versa????
      Like what the heck is with that? I wish I could take my cards and pass them to myself in a little switcher under the table and then confidently push. This is so common that I've even noticed that if Im playing on two different clients the same damn thing happens my 67suited matches up with the other flush cards on the table from across the damn world and what I really coulda used on the one from here is my AT that I was dealt on table flipping 2.
      Do you notice this too? Is it purely co-incidence? Aka the grass is always greener scenario or wtf???
      I dunno, I always meant to post about this one....
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    • lynius
      lynius
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      I understand the feeling of holding TT on one table and another table has a T on the flop; of course it would be ideal for a similar board to come down on the TT table.

      Ultimately though it's just finding patterns in randomness, as we don't consider or care to remember the uncorrelated instances; but then it wouldn't be much of a thread if OP said I had KQs on one table and the other table brought 742 rainbow...
    • Vitols666
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      Yup, have KT at one table and on the other flop is something like KTT. And things like getting the same hand on 3 tables out of 6.

      But i wouldn't say it happens very often, we just tend to remember these things.
    • Asajj
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      You only notice/see the nuts on the other table bc you are looking for them. It's entirely random - but no less annoying. :D Same thing if you are thinking about buying a new car of a less common brand, suddenly you notice people driving around with that brand all the time.
    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by sheldondarrell
      Do any of you who play two tables online at the same time notice the pattern that happens, I'd say, approximately 13 to 14 times out of 10 (lol, not actually) but more often than not, that the hand you are dealt on table A would damn near be the nuts on the board dealt in table B, and vice versa????
      Like what the heck is with that? I wish I could take my cards and pass them to myself in a little switcher under the table and then confidently push. This is so common that I've even noticed that if Im playing on two different clients the same damn thing happens my 67suited matches up with the other flush cards on the table from across the damn world and what I really coulda used on the one from here is my AT that I was dealt on table flipping 2.
      Do you notice this too? Is it purely co-incidence? Aka the grass is always greener scenario or wtf???
      Hi, sheldondarrell,
      Humans have the ability to recognize patterns.
      It is how we learn.

      How may people have a "favourite hand" -- Doyle Brunson's T2o comes to mind.
      Mine was J8o
      Early on, I flopped Jacks full of 8s, and for quite a while I would randomly call with it -- and did surprisingly well. I STILL notice flops where J8 would be the nuts.

      We notice patterns because it is what we do. The trick is determining which ones have meaning and which ones are just pretty cloud pictures.

      Cheers,
      VS
    • VorpalF2F
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      In today's Sunday Million, I couldn't help noticing this hand:

      once a cow has a taste for violence, it reverts. it becomes feral.
      PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em ($200+$15) t3000/t6000 ante t600 - 9 players

      HJ: t270,197
      CO: t331,365
      Button: t165,688
      SB: t155,671
      BB: t389,482
      UTG: t336,466
      UTG+1: t103,608
      MP: t142,778
      MP2: t61,650

      Preflop: (t14,400) (9 players)
      4 folds, HJ raises to t12345, 2 folds, SB calls t9345, BB calls t6345

      Flop: (t42,435) 4:heart: J:spade: 4:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, HJ checks

      Turn: (t42,435) 8:spade: (3 players)
      SB bets t20432, BB calls t20432, HJ folds

      River: (t83,299) K:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, BB bets t19880, SB calls t19880

      SB showed A:club: J:heart: , and lost with two pair, Jacks and Fours
      BB showed 8:heart: J:diamond: , and won (123059) with two pair, Jacks and Eights
      BB won t123059

      As soon as the turn landed I thought of J8

      Winner was PokerStrategy.com's pleno1

      Nice hand,
      VS
    • PerusJamppa
      PerusJamppa
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      Originally posted by lynius
      I understand the feeling of holding TT on one table and another table has a T on the flop; of course it would be ideal for a similar board to come down on the TT table.
      And one other thing is that if we have TT at table 1, there are only two T's left in the deck, but at the table 2 there are still all four T's in the deck. So obviously it's much more likely that at least one of them finds it's way to the flop. ;)