This is a discussion on Difference between live and online poker within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; So I've been playing online poker for years already and I decided I will attend one live poker event in my town. Is it way
Live games are much tighter and slower. Do not rush, think about your actions, there is too much information in live poker, learn to see only the most important things. Of course, you should pay attention to your emotions and actions during the game, so as not to give your opponent tells, but do not watch too closely your opponent yawns or taps his fingers on the table. It is advisable to immediately try to identify strong players and try to get less into the hands with them. Find a player who is willing to part with money and earn. Just don't forget to share it with other players.
All you have to remember is "be patient" I tend to play better in live gajes, I don't know why but it works for me...being able to observe everyone at a table in a live event is way more fun than noting players in an online game....but everyone has their perspective....Allin all be patient
Live games are much easier than online at similar stakes.
But you should prepare. Read what a string bet is and don't do it. Also remember that throwing one chip off even very large value is just a call unless you say you raise. Therefore before you feel confident always say you call or raise.
Also try to remember your pocket cards and don't check them. It's such a common tell when two hearts hit a board and someone check their cards. They are on a draw.
Get friendly with the dealer.
Remember that live play is slow so be patient and fold a lot.
Play with faking your tells. Try quick raising with a bluff or thinking a long time before calling with nuts and see how that works out.
Try to learn to quickly count the pot and remaining stacks. You can always ask the dealer to do it but you should do it alone.
Learn to observe the players. You will be too excited to observe all but at lest observe the two behind you (guys you steal blinds from) and two before you (guys who steal your blinds). Try to remember their betting patterns.
The biggest difference will be handling chips, making bets and reading the table. Announcing a bet was something that help me before grabbing for chips. Talking when in the hand is always interesting. Good luck, hopefully it as enjoyable as on-line.
"Luck comes and goes but knowledge stays forever."
Hello! I have tried playing poker many times. And what can I say: when you play for money, there is always a fear of losing everything (which usually happened). When you play not for your money, there is no fear and you just enjoy the game
I went to play live poker after 3 years of playing online, I didn't expect it would be so hard you must say in words every move you make, like if you raise you must say words "I'm raising" not just give money to dealer, otherwise dealer will take your money like average "call" .....and all those people staring at you... I was only one girl in front of angry old mans
Be prepared for a much different pace and a much different experience
Online is like gaming, naturally
Live poker is like being at a party, more social
The game is easier than online yes, but for many the slower pace can lead to making silly mistakes due to boredom.
To avoid that trap, enjoy the social experience, the environment, the fun of building up towers (like playing leggo), peeling the cards, all of it. By staying engaged in everything about the live experience you will get pleasure constantly, not just when you pick up a big hand.
You will want to practice staying calm under pressure and being comfortable with people observing you/staring at you. And to learnt o be comfortable watching others as well.
It's not for everyone, but I certainly find it a treat.
Wishing you best of luck on your first experience, get stackin!
(this video is for tournaments, but a lot of the tips will work for cash games)
(and this one is for cash, combine it with the other vid and you'll do great!)
it is more difficult to bluff live because you cannot hide behind your screen. I advise you to work well on your posture and to do your best to manage your stress so as not to give information about your game to your opponents. it is also necessary to prepare to be more patient because live the course of the game is much longer.
I personally find live games easier. I'm really good at reading people, so rarely make stupid calls or folds in live games. That's the only aspect I miss playing online instead of live though. I've never been a big fan of being around lots of people, or noise, so only play a few multi table tournaments or cash tables games at casinos very rarely. I do enjoy just playing at someones house with only one full table though. Online I find I rely mostly on players betting patterns and do make those stupid calls and folds more often, but love that I can control the noise level. Hopefully I don't seem stuck up to others online, since I also have a tendency to turn off the chat pretty often.
In my opinion there is definitely online and live players.
It's doesn't mean that one can't play as good as another, but in live you "feel" opponent and the whole game feels more alive obvs)))
Offline is more about communications and spending time I guess.
Meanwhile online poker is more "robotic" thing for me, however I love it, espesially spectrum of hands.
But much prefer live))
Both, I love poker. On line to play,play,play. Live, I enjoy the social aspect of it. We play a weekly home game and you make new friends, catch up with old ones and enjoy a few cocktails along the way.
I think playing live is much harder than online. But in any case, your results will depend on your skill, experience, patience and concentration. So I think the most important thing is to be patient and focused.
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Live play is not so difficult. In fact the dealer does much of your job and will help you if you make a mistake. You need to learn to count your chips and the stacks of your opponents and to look the monitors showing the current level and other details about the game. Controlling your emotions and body language though is much harder especially if you play mostly online when this doesn't matter. In the few occasions when i have played live though i really enjoyed it. It is much more real experience than online poker.
Given recent events, the difference between live poker and online poker is obvious. I think that playing online you significantly less risk to your own health. In any case, I wish you to take all possible personal protective equipment.
The difference is of course big, in live you can try to read the person with what hand he is for example by his facial expressions or conversation, in online poker everything is not so. In online poker, of course, it is convenient to sit at home and think about what the chances are while drinking delicious tea or coffee. In live poker, there is always a wariness of emotions, you need to be able to be cold.
A friend once told me about a poker platform like PokerStars. He said that he started playing Sit-end-go under the type of game Fifty-50 for $ 1.5. then when I started to get into prizes, I became actively interested in poker.