# Multi-tabling question

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Joined: 07.07.2010
I've read on here, as well as other poker forums, that a lot of people like to multi-table. Based on this I have a question regarding the profitability of multi-tabling..

Here is an extract from an article on BR management:

profit is not only calculated with winnings per table, but per hour as well. Let's assume that you can win 5 big blinds per hour on one table, and 3 big blinds per hour (per table) on two tables. In the latter case, your hourly profit is higher, at 6 big blinds per hour.

So if a person was playing on tables were the BB was \$1 that would equate to:

1 table = \$5 p/h
2 tables = \$6 p/h

My questions about multi-tabling is as follows:

Supposing the player is using the BSS, the buy in max is £100 and he has a BR of \$1000 (hypothetical figures) our hero would need to spend \$200 on the buy ins.

If the person moved up to a BB limit of \$2 and his win rate was 4BB p/h that would mean he would win \$8 p/h on one table; allowing the player to concentrate more on the game and possibly get his hourly win rate back up to 5 BB p/h and \$10 p/h.

Is it not better to play at a higher stake, on one table, rather than play more tables with reduced concentration?