Originally Posted by Paul7340
Hi, im guessing you all play live, do most of you play online at times or are you live exclusively?
My question is switching from 100% online to at least 80% live a good idea?
What should i bare in mind making the transition? any key tips?
Why do you prefer/love live poker, what gives it the edge over online?
And I know this is a contentious issue but i play and win at ~$25nl full ring NLHE cash, where should i be comfortable up to live?
1. I played live for years before the internet existed, then played both until BF, now live exclusively. If Stars (or similar) ever comes back to US, I will probably go back to both.
2. Good idea?: depends entirely on your reaction, and adjustment, to the differences.
3. Key tip: live poker is DIFFERENT. You will need to adjust to it. It will not adjust to you.
4. I prefer live because I think it's more fun (mostly because of the people interractions), and about equally profitable (for me), and also because I originally learned to play live and developed those skills long before HU displays were thought of. To me, live IS poker; online is a virtual representation of poker. (I suppose that, for players who started online, the net game is poker, and live is a quaint simulation of "real", i.e., online, poker.)
5. $25NL online = ? live: This type of question is common, but useless (and misleading). It is based on the false premise that the games use the same skill sets, and that every player who performs at some given rate online should be able to duplicate that rate predictably at some other level live. There is enough difference between the games, and their skill sets, that different individuals, with the same online performance, will have wildly different experiences and outcomes transitioning to live (and vice versa). If you want the answer to this for you, you'll just have to try it yourself, and see.