This is a discussion on Do you prefer to play Online poker or Live poker? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Do you prefer to play Online poker or Live poker? And please tell us why.
I have probably played over 1000 live and 1000 online tournaments. I prefer live but online has a smaller rake and is available right at my bedside. If you have never played live I would suggest trying it. It is a different experience.
I can discuss politics, religion and play poker without getting emotional.
I prefer to play online poker. I believe that the main advantage of online poker is comfort, where you can play in bed, at your desk or in the bathroom. Also in online poker it is possible to simultaneously play several tables. In live poker, the opposite is true, but there are advantages.
I prefer live, but online is nice as well, just cant read faces. Online is nice cause you can go back and fourth to doing some things around the house. Also can just smoke and play cards not having to leave the table every 10 mins. Yea I know I smoke to much.lol
I prefer to play live because
a) I enjoy the social element of the game
b) I loved playing leggo as a kid (so building structures is fun)
c) I can gather more information on my opponents and make better reads
d) I can engage in the psychological/tells part of the game
e) It's easier to game select and seat select when you can see your opponents
f) Too much computer time really hurts my eyes
g) Multitabling used to be fun, but now it stresses me out
h) I enjoy the slower pace, very meditative and soothing. (this is because I have a busy life otherwise, back when my life was slow otherwise I enjoyed the stimulation that multi tabling online offered)
I don't particularly have a solid preference myself. Seems to be whatever kind of mood I am in at that time. Online is convenient and I can grind multiple tables so the action rarely ever stops. That being said I really like live poker, talking to other players, winning big hands, etc...nothing like live poker.
I think if I had to give up one or the other- I would go more to the live side of poker.
Both of them are equally liked, alas, offline is practically unavailable except for game zones, which require a lot of time and additional expenses that I can afford but which do not add to my pleasure.
i like the comfort of being at home and playing a torny or sit and go. But I also like live because itís more real you know reading people and all that. But I gotta be in the mood to go play live. So over all online. I just wish they would legalize it in pa!!
Do you prefer to play Online poker or Live poker? And please tell us why.
Live poker in the nature is awesome, we had several such sessions already and increasing the number.
The best poker session I've ever had was at start of July this year. We've rented a wooden bungaloo on a pierce in the lake, and played a cash game. 6 of us and 10 fishing rods with bells in the water. It's sooo fun, when the bell rings, and you stand up to pick up the fishing rod and have a fight with a fish together with telling guys what you're going to do during the deal.
It was funny, cause one from our company came with us for poker only and he didn't wanted to catch any fish, he was riving the first car, and the other guy who was driving the second car didn't wanted to pay for the bungaloo, until we pay our shares for the fuel... And at the end of the day, both of them a) haven't drinked b) have lost all their money c) one of them haven't even caught a single fish, cause he didn't wanted to I was down like 20 euro, but it was ok. One guy who bought expensive drinks and haven't asked a penny for them at the end was in plus approx +250 Euro and caught more than 10Kg of fish in total.
It's nice, wooden bungaloo, 20 meters away from the shore, drinks, grill, poker, fishing. Nice day away from wifes, kids and gfs.
I prefer to play poker online because you can play whenever and wherever you want. Another advantage is that there is more action, can play several tables at the same time and is more profitable because there are more recreational players especially in micro-stakes.
I think if anyone wants to be a better poker player, he should play more live games as you'll likely come up against good players. Unlike online where you find many at lower stakes to be jerking off time by playing poker, not a good environment to improve. Play with good players, you'll improve.