re: Poker & Good or Bad or Doesn't Matter?
I prefer live play to online play. They are different. My experience has been that there are more big hands in online poker than live play. For some reason the "random card generator" program used by poker sites
seems juiced. To become a better player I think you need to be able to play live: keep track of the size of the pots in your head, calculate your outs and odds
, know the proper amount to re-raise, know what the other stacks are in relation to yours, etc. We get a lot of help from poker software telling us this info. Finally, we need to incorporate visual clues and tells
that help us play the other players in a live game. This being said, I believe that online play should simulate brick and mortar play. You will become a better player. Don't be the player who keeps forgetting to put out their blinds or know when to act. It's embarrassing in the real world.