Toronto | Ontario | Canada
November 17, 2010, 2:43 pm
Got an email from a member asking about how to deal with all the professional shortstackers at the table and how they manage to play upwards of 24 tables at a time. Here are my thoughts:
I'd imagine some use software like TableNinja to help them with multitabling and some don't. If they're playing 6 tables then they can probably get away without, but if they're playing upwards of 24 tables then they probably have some sort of script that helps them with bets. You're right - they are annoying but they can be easily figured out based on their VPIP/PFR. At the micro stakes, most play pretty tight with just premium hands. Therefore you can steal endlessly against them. However, the good ones will play 20/19 and can be tough to play against. Just realize that they vary their starting hands widely based on their position - playing very tight UTG and very loose on the button. So you need to adjust accordingly. Use the "Raise first" stat in HEM to determine their range. If they're opening widely on the button, you can 3bet them profitably with a wide range.
Hope this helps!