This is a discussion on Online or Live within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Online is fun and all but a person cant really get a good read on someone as opposed to live. What do you think?
If I had the time to play live, I'd play live every single time. However because time is scarce I play online.
My local casino was only spreading 5-10 Limit poker and higher until recently when they finally adopted 1-2 NL so I'd much rather go there and play that versus playing online. However, the casino is 30 mins away, they generally only spread one table off-peak and the wait list is usually pretty long. So as much as it pains me I play online as my poison of choice.
Online tells are a plenty just like they are in a live environment, you need to do your research on your opponents and recognizing what those tells are, but online they are out there as much as they are live.
play 1 live stud game,2 live nl holdem 2 times a week,play online each and everyday,is more fun to me because then it becomes tells and reads baby.....seem to be able to bluff alot eaiser when its green in the middle baby
I think the online game is much more fun, because you can be comfortable in your home, it's a quieter environment, the only disadvantage is if the internet fails and disconnects you in an important situation.
I prefer sitting across from the player you are playing against in a live setting. I feel you can get a more accurate read on those players. The only real advantage to playing online is the fact you can play multiple tables/tournamens a once.
Beyond the obvious, there is no doubt I would take playing live over online in a heart-beat.
Mostly there is the trust factor that online poker has never mastered, but has in the past on more than one occasion proven just the opposite.
Don't Hate da Player...... Hate da Loss ......
me i enjoyed both but people play different at live then they do online when they are in a free roll. even some of them will play real loose if there is a rebuy in. because some people can't play very well unless they have double chips then the next person. so they can be a chip bully.
When you play online you can use some programs like HM2, you can multitable etc, but in real life you can see people, it realy helps if you can analyze their moves and even if just see person It can say a lot. Plus in recreational places like LV the way more fish, if you know right time to come there..