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Needless to say, we definitely experienced a different year in life and in poker. 2020 is one year we won't forget! The pandemic took us away from the poker tables for the better part of the year and we don't know what the future holds. Naturally, we moved to online poker more and most of the big live events move to online as well. Live poker is trying to make a comeback in different parts of the world and it looks a little different with partitions, masks, and more cleaning/sanitizing involved - most places seem to limit the number of players to a table, too.
What was your year of poker like?
Did you get to play any live poker during the pandemic?
What do you think the future of live poker looks like, too?
Saying goodbye to 2020 and bring on 2021! Happy New Year to everyone!
I have been much busier with any online work I had been doing, therefore limited the number of poker games or tournaments I was able to play online. So, for me, I played far less than I ever had. I'm not a live poker player so, that part did not make any difference to me, but I certainly could see how it would be difficult for those who do play live poker.
We will have to see how 2021 goes - my guess is it will be similar to 2020. (but hope it's WAY better! )
We had always played live poker but sadly with 2020 we did not feel safe doing so for the majority of the year . . . Although many of our friends are dealers who have dealt through the virus and it appears the precautions the poker room has put in place has worked because few players and even fewer dealers have caught the virus. We have enjoyed many hours of online poker in 2020, but we still prefer live play and look forward to a healthier, normal 2021 . . .
2020 was a very good poker learning year for me. I found some of my lost skills (patience and concentration) from over a decade ago and was able to see positive results in the second half of 2020. In 2021 I plan on developing and improving strategic tactics.
Happy New Year and thanks Cardschat for another year of hosting a great poker community.
I have never played live poker in my life and I probably won't be able to play. I don't have the opportunity. So my poker life hasn't changed in any way. Everything is the same as in the past, according to the old, stable, slowly in pluses
I only play live poker with friends and only play with strangers when I travel, so, no live poker for me this year. I didn’t win any major online tournament, but poker this year was for me a great way to have fun and escape from the pandemic anxiety and stress that I was having.
I'm not a live poker player, so the pandemic didn't stop me from playing poker (online). However, I want to note that COVID19 still influenced my style of play. Because I got sick with this virus, and after the disease I noticed changes (I became less resilient, irritable, I started to enter the game too loosely and because of this I lose more) .....
I played more online due to the pandemic. The only live poker for me in 2020 were some home games. I hope that in 2021 with vaccine available live poker will return gradually to normal. I also expect more hybrid formats in future (online games with video camera for example) trying to combine advantages of both types of games.
Despite the pandemic, it was a good year for me. I believe that my main achievement is membership in our community. My bankroll is growing, my skills are improving and I already have pretty good results. Therefore, in general, my dynamics are very positive and promising.
Happy New Year to all! I think that everything will return and be as usual. like the tides in the ocean. Since pandemics are rare in the world, restrictive measures look unusual. But humanity will survive this attack and return to normal life. I wish you all health and prosperity in the new year!
The first two thirds of the year were great, then Poker Stars take away everything they had given me in 10 months in the last months of the year. So I am starting 2021 as I started in 2020, with my account with 1 dollar, lmao.
I've never played in person - always online.
I'm relatively new to poker, I've only played semi-seriously for a few months, and rarely can I play seriously for more than a week or two at a time.
As for my skills, they're substantially better than they were in the beginning of the year. I've found myself skilled enough to be +EV in micro stakes, I just haven't been able to actually build a bankroll off of it (mainly because I'll willing punt buy ins when i don't want to play anymore).
I'm hoping 2021 proves to be better. I'm hoping to start a bankroll of some sorts but, we'll have to see if my temperament gets in the way first.