Originally Posted by medeiros13
I prefer live games to online. I'm very much a tag player and my style is much more effective in a live game where you can establish a rep. When I play online, nobody cares about my tag style; they're too busy multi tabling and playing their style poker. At a live game, you're forced to watch your opponents and I believe it's easier to make a "bad call" when looking at a computer screen vs looking at the person.
I agree with this. Started playing live about 6 weeks ago, love it, want to try to make the commitment to playing more often live. While I can do ok sometimes online, after I started playing live I just felt like I was doing well live and using that to fund the bad beats I get online over and over. I definitely agree that bad calls seem easier to make online than live. Plus live is fun and hasn't been ruined by HUDs and all that stuff. I spent most of my poker playing years playing online but feels like it's mostly grinding micros and getting sucked out on. It's fun but it's def slowing my BR down rather than growing it. Live poker on the other hand has at least funded my continued online play which is ironic considering an online MTT win funded my ability to play live.
I still slightly prefer online for MTTs but then when I go to play an MTT I end up playing Zone or some FR. So I think if I could play live exclusively I'd strongly consider it.