Originally Posted by PurgatoryD
I've heard others mention before that playing live is a lot like playing turbo online. The reason is that you see far fewer hands per blind level than in regular online play. I blinded out of a lot of live games before realizing that. So I think that's one of the reasons. You've got far fewer hands to earn those chips!
(That's for tourneys. For ring games, as others have mentioned, booze, women, and boredom factor in!)
Yes.. that ^ is for your typical low buyin Casino Tourney ($40-$100)... where it might seem like you have a decent starting stack but before you know it the avg. stack on the table is like 10bb's.
Not sure why some on here seem to think that live play is tougher or that decent online players will have a tough time with the transition to live (the only thing tough about it is grasping your head around just how bad so many of them play imo).
Live donkaments I play at (which actually have an ok structure & are all-day affairs ~100-130entrants) have a TON of terrible players in them. I'm talking about guys limping in with AQ, AK on shortstacks or when blinds are high.. others (lots of them) who absolutely will NOT FOld with any suited face card (Q4s is good for a utg limp then call a big 4bet for 1/3 of their stack). Some other funny stuff too -> players visually counting to '5' to see if they actually have a straight (while eyeing up the board).
There's some good players too but they're usually pretty easy to spot (& most of them also play online)