re: Poker & Online player stinks live
It takes a while to get a read on your opponent when playing live especially if you're new or maybe you are easy to read. It's normal , just hang back and watch them play for a few games see if you can get a read then go for it. Once you get a hang of it everything else will come naturally (online skills will kick in)
Took a beating at the casino at first, my problem was I cannot get a quick read on a player, by the time I get a read they already won and you can't mark them , different players every night , atleast with your friends you can prepare for the next week game.
Once you get a hang of it I find it much easier to play live, for example, if you are playing a weak player online and you are not sure if he's bluffing , you can tell real easy in live if he's bluffing , the reason is he's new to the table and you can get a quick read on him, you can't really see him online so you have to read from the cards. It still amazes me sometimes how a lot of new players to the table try to "be serious" when bluffing lol