half a game
Just a reminder for all online players planing a visit to a real card room. At best online poker is at best only half a poker game
. There is so much more information available with a live game, the observant player can make better decisions.
Even with poker tracker, poker office, and detailed notes, you are still playing with minimal information about the other players. Online more attention has to be with pot odds
and the math of poker.
In a live game I find the best tell for unfamilar players is not listed in most books. I keep track of how much the other players are drinking. Booze always clouds judgement and poker skill. In a casino I usually tip my waitress well to disquise my diet coke or orange juice to look like something a little more potent.
By the way last year I netted about forty thousand playing online sit and go tourneys. Playing super tight or super aggressive both have pitfalls. Some simple rules to save and make money.
Don't go allin with the following (unless very short stacked)
anything less than trips
the stupid end of a straight
or a flush with less than a queen in your hand