re: Poker & live play reduce online skill?
First, this is a very short sample size so you can't make any meaningful diagnosis from it.
Second, one heads up game with the boyfriend shouldn't change how you play at a full table.
Third, getting bad beat does not mean you are playing bad. It means you are playing well and getting the $ in with the best hand.d
HOWEVER, there is "winner's tilt." Like Scotty Ngyen a couple years ago at the WSoP
, he thought he was indestructible and stuck his neck out too far, getting it chopped off before the final table.
People sometimes play different when they are ahead. They often loosen up because they're "only going to lose winnings." I know I used to make calls I wouldn't normally have made when I was ahead.