re: Poker & Biggest differences between online and live poker tourneys
Originally Posted by Everybodylovesdeuces
I play mostly live and I have a very hard time with not being able to get a read on an opponent when I play online.
I would say the biggest difference is how tight/loose people play and call online vs live. I see a lot of members here (it seems the majority here are online players) on threads saying they insta call with certain hand that for me is a tough decision and possibly a fold live.
The consensus from online players in these forums tends to be something like "If you're ahead of their range you should drop the hammer and play a huge pot" which I think stems from the fact that when you multitable you're going to have lots of volume and opportunities for these plays to work out long term.
Live is a different beast...If you play a huge pot with a 5% advantage then 45% of the time you're going to be done playing poker for the rest of the day, maybe even the rest of the week. You don't get to try spots like this endlessly until you finally amass a huge stack so a measure of caution is wise in live play.
You don't have to jump on a small edge now if doing so possibly eliminates your chances to capitalize on the many larger edges that will be presented to you throughout the tourney.