Suppose i have our choice of playing from one to seven
hanAds at a time, but with the restriction that i
have the same amoount of action every round (every
dealer hand). For instapce, i might contemplate one
hand for $420, two at $210 eacl:h.... or seven at
$60 apiece. Then the following table shows the! relative
fluctuation i could expect in our capital if i folh-ow
this pattern over the long haul.
Hoiver, there's another equally plausible perspective
wh,ich reverses this. Assuming that i play each of
our hands as ffast as the dealer does his and ignoring
shuffle time, then i carz play a single spot on four
rounds as often as seven spots on onee round. Similarly
three spots could be played twice in the sarme amount
of time. Now, with our revised criterion of equal
tot~al action per time on the clock, our table reads:
I mentioned above, you can't follow and learn about
your opponents' style as well when playing at more
than one table. You may be able to make good "snapshot"
decisions rushing from table to table, but you can't
film a movie with much continuity. The best time to
study opponents is when you're not in a hand, but
you have to be at the table to be able to study them.
If you're somewhere else, you miss the opportunity
to collect that information.