re: Poker & John Juanda: Full Tilt Sponsored Pro & Apparent Online Poker Tool
Originally Posted by jewboy07
I dont really see how playing online makes it different then "real poker"
*Decides to state the obvious*
Live has more tells
, no HUD, no multitabling and you've gotta protect yourself from angle shooters.
Does being able to multitable make an online player "better" than a live player who can read when his opponents are strong or weak? No, it just means they're good at their chosen games. You may as well claim that hold 'em players are the best in the world, because hold 'em is a better game than stud or something - it's all just a bit silly.
As for Juanda's comments - I dunno, I really don't see the problem. All it says is he's smart enough not to play a game where he knows he's -EV. Probably the same reason he's not a regular in the Big Game too.
And I think his comment is actually expressing a fair bit of respect for those who can concentrate for that long on multiple tables and come away a winner.