i prefer live poker and i played it a bit when i lived in florida. but now i live in the bible belt . not much chance for a poker room opening up soon. you can't even buy produce on sunday here, god forbid if you run out of gas
well what are you doing there?? God! (oops! blasphemy! I apologize)
I agree about the roll out of bed thing, but as I came up playing live, i really dont think online can compare. I like it, but it does hurt my eyes if its a long session.
I love almost everything about live poker. For me, even getting there is fun. I get up, decide how much im taking to play with (I keep a wad of cash at home for live poker) leave my bank card, in case i get a blast and wanna play tilted. Then I walk to the ferry, buy a coffee and some breakfast, enjoy the wonderful trip between harbours. Then i take the quick rail to the casino. Theres nothing like the feeling i get going up the escalator, and seeing the poker tables come into view. The social aspect is great, seeing your regular buddies, battling them for glory, and then making some money when the opportunities sit down. And the best part, you dont wait for your money. When you do well, you can celebrate right away (I remember on particular night playing $5-$10 PL Omaha hi, I finished up with over 7k, and took my gf out to the nicest resturaunt in the city, then went late night shopping and bought her [and me] nice new shoes!!)
Live poker is the begining of it all, and everyone should partake at some point. Touching the chips, pulling in a huge stack, its all there. And i find your less likely to make a stupid play when its not just a click. When you have to count out those beautiful shiny checks, its a good time to think more.
Man thats a rant, sorry guys!