This is a post I made in response to a different thread, but felt it fitted here better. So here is a copy of it.
[quote=flint;741308]I have to disagree with you. For you knowing the previous betting patterns via software can be a big tell. You need to remember that most of the fish don't own software like pokerace hud/pokertacker cause they are not serious. Also I think it was Doyle Brunson who said that the most valuable tells are in the betting patterns.
This is one of my points when comparing live to online. The only game I have to worry about is the one my opponents brought to the table. Let's see how good they are without pokerace hud/pokertracker, sidekick, etc. etc. etc... My live play consists of 90% tournaments with 10% cash tables. During live play 90% of the time it’s against new opponents, without having to worry about what computer program they may be plugged into. I prefer my opponent’s knowledge is only what they’re capable of carrying between their ears. If they don’t know percentages and odds
to infinity, well that’s their problem. I prefer my opponent not having a program that may sway and help them win even if it’s only one hand against me.
[quote=flint;741308] Also I think it was Doyle Brunson who said that the most valuable tells are in the betting patterns.
That type of information is older then he is. Learning betting patterns are both equally important and obtainable online as well as live. Again, this is a part of the game I prefer my opponents to have too count on their memory not software facts, when crossing paths more then once.
Tell’s online no doubt exist
, but those same one’s are also there live. Most
online tells today are common knowledge. Developing the ability of picking up human tells, is a great added bonus and could become a huge part of a game. None of the human possibility exists online. Blow it off all you want, I like the chance of having it at all.
I love online poker but I’m presently going all out with live play. I’ve had years of all out online play and I’m rather happy with the results. Yet, I want to see if live play could be even more rewarding. I’m going to give live play a good two years before drawing a conclusion. I of course will always play online, but just in satellites, and big purse tournaments for now.