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Why is it that when I play live poker I win 75% of the times but when I play online I always lose?
24th February 2009, 6:19 PM
Game: NL Holdem
Because you are a better live player than an online player?
Online is a more mathmatical game as reads and tells are pretty non-existant.
Live games have more of a people aspect.
25th February 2009, 1:22 AM
That's a pretty good answer Thanks!
I guess I never thought of it that way. Definetely the reading people goes out the door with online. I don't agree so much with the Mathematics part since I have a computer science degree but I guess since you are playing a lot more hands online then you would at a live game that would probably leave you more supceptable to bad beats or looser players.
25th February 2009, 1:29 AM
Game: NL Holdem
re: Poker & Lose Most of the time Online but wins Live!
By a mathmatical game, I mean most online players of any worth have are using a HUD.
They have stats on the way an opponent plays that are more accurate than could be obtained by simply watching the play. Thus equity can be more acurately calculated against an opponents range using something like pokerstove.
25th February 2009, 3:33 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
I also have alot more success at Live tables even though I have played online for a long time. I am great at reading people live but have a tough time online because of the vast variety of opponents and styles and unavailability of a true "read".