MPalers 1,000th post - Live or Online
Ok, Well, this will be close to my 1,000th posting here! Ho-rah! So, to hopefully get some responses I thought I would ask the new "age old" question - Do you prefer online or live play and why?
I only play MTT's and SNG's. By far, I gotta say I prefer live. There are several reasons for this;
- more of em live!
2. Players - sure, you still get a good cross section of fish and donkey's, just not near as many.
3. Cost - you can find MTT's for as little as nothing online. And they tend to play it just like that! So, far more "any two will do". Live, you gotta shell out at least $20.00. "Any two" still shows up, but in far fewer numbers.
4. Cards - Sorry, but we all should know by now a computer cannot pick a random number. That means god-only-knows what variables are going to be used. Like it or not, this means, technically, it is a rigged game. Only technically, and only insofar as the fall of the cards are concerned. No, I do not think major sites rig the game to be won or lost by anyone, although it may well favor weak players just in the "nature of the beast" way. I hope not, anyway.
5. Any two will do gets you killed far quicker live than online. Ever see a player winning left and right with horrible cards in horrible spots or sucking out left and right? Well, because of fewer players live you see fewer of these types and they do not tend to last near as long as they do online. I think that is due to the ratio of good players to bad live. Lets face it, you are not going to be up against Phil Ivey like players much online (well, in the USA anyway), but live you could be looking at a field that includes, well, Phil Ivey!
In other words, online you can make the final table and be the only one there that does not play like a loon. Live, the final table tends to have far more that actually know what they are doing.