I was cheated
This weekend I went to Vegas with the intention to lay by the pool with a hard ****tail. Rarely do I ever go to play the tables. However, this time being a new poker player I figured I'd take the skills I learned from my online poker sites
and use 'em at the tables.
You remember back in school when you studied so hard for a test that when you got to the actual test, you just blanked on the test and completely bombed? Well, I ended up broke and at the penny slots
next to an old lady who smelled like pechouli and ranch dressing. I won back about 15 dollars playing the slots, but sometimes winning just isn't quite winning.
Online poker is fun for the sheer fact that it gives you an idea of how to play cards, but as far as real-life playing it is nothing compared to the real tables. I mean, there is nothing intimidating about an animated hick wearing a red bandana who's name is "hub-bubby" that frightends me. But when there's a guy sitting next to you that fully looks like he's from Michigan
and probably plays football with his two high-school-all-star-football boys, then I become a little worrisome and begin to sweat. If I'm going to do online poker, it's going to be FUN. With a lot of visual stimulations. There's very little stimulating from sites like Full Tilt, or Pokerstars
(well, the characters are fairly fun to look at). If you want fun, Knockout Poker has one that is actually really cool. It's kinda like walking into a trendy nightclub: you feel like it's exclusive but it's open to everyone.
Nevertheless, if you want to become an experienced poker player and learn how to call bluffs, then just go to a local casino and play the low-blind tables. I wish I had done that beforehand instead of sitting down and expecting a funny little cowboy named "Charlize" to be right across from me--- sometimes the web just isn't trustworthy.