This is a discussion on Compensating online game for live game within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; The question is pretty self explanatory. Of course, online, one will see way more hands per blind. The computer keeps find track of when you're
The question is pretty self explanatory. Of course, online, one will see way more hands per blind. The computer keeps find track of when you're in the blinds and keeps track of your antes, right?
I find player reads oddly similar. Maybe that's a function of having a enough hands to categorize tendencies.
If I had to isolate this, issue because one sees less hands live, one has to accept more risk. There is no time to wait for an abundance of playable hands in position. Which leaves (from an online perspective) broadening one's range live to get into the mix else you'll be blinded out before you know it.
I'll equate the adjustment to comfort zone. I postulate that adaptation comes with experience as with everything.
Any tips on helping the learning curve? Do you adjust your VPIP/PR for live? Other?
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The single biggest difference between online and face-to-face games is that online you get to pick exactly what level you want to play at and whether you are going to play cash game or tournament.
One thing you have to deal with is people wishing they were playing at higher stakes cash games. Online, when you sit at a 1/2 NLHE table, you're pretty much at a table of people who want to be playing those stakes. And there is typically a max buy-in for those stakes. Face-to-face is a totally different matter. Someone could sit down with 1K on a 1/2 table wishing they were playing 10/20 instead. They do nothing but raise and reraise every hand trying to compensate for the fact that the room doesn't have a high stakes table for them to sit at. A real world example was a player who put someone all-in for 100 with ten high who later folded AA because the opponent who was left in only had 20 left in his stack and the guy just didn't care. He wanted to help out the small stack out he said.
Secondly with face-to-face play especially if it's a smaller cardroom is you may only get to choose between a cash game or a tournament depending on what they have going on. This means you could sign up for a tournament against people who don't really care about the tournament, they just want to get in the cash game later on. I've seen someone literally get up from a good sized $50 tournament stack to go play 1/2 cash game just because they felt like it and didn't want to waste hours in a tournament just to win a couple hundred dollars. It's really not possible to identify those players or strategize for them. Someone could be playing TAG one minute then switch to any two cards for a double-up or buts out because the game they want to play just opened up.
So, realizing that face-to-face play involves a lot of people who don't even really want to be playing at the table your playing at is one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome. And I still have problems identifying who's playing for real.
February 21st, 2018, 11:14 PM
Join Date: Apr 2016
Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & Compensating online game for live game
I find myself able to think through hands a lot easier online rather than live. Is that normal? I feel like you have a lot more time live but it doesn't seem to work that way for me.
February 23rd, 2018, 12:18 AM
This Fish Chums
Join Date: Jul 2016
Online Poker at: ACR
Face-to-face has the same hands as online play
Oh, another thing I learned is that you need to go into the face-to-face games with the mentality that online poker is not rigged and that what happens online will happen face-to-face. A lot of people think online poker is rigged because of the types of hands they see people win with online and so when they go play live they think they can keep calling or raising with marginal hands only to find the flush did hit on the river. Be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking what happens online stays online because what happens online happens face-to-face just as easily.