Do You Like Live Poker or Online Poker Better?

Poker 0308 5008 I play most of my poker these days online, but I have had stretches, mainly the two times I've been deployed to Iraq, where I also played quite a bit or live poker. I'm honestly a little bit conflicted about which I like better.

The biggest plus for online poker is the convenience factor. This is especially relevant to those of us with young kids. For instance, as I type this, I'm currently playing a tournament on Poker Stars while my 6 week old baby daughter sleeps in her little chair next to me. This a big plus, as my wife is way less likely to complain (as much) about my poker playing, if I'm able to watch the baby at the same time. :-)

I also really like the fact that I can jump online and practice, or even try totally new games for a relatively small investment of time and money. Take my current two favorite games, Omaha 8 or better and RAZZ. If the only poker I ever played was home games, and the occasional trip to a casino, I'd almost guarantee that I would have stuck strictly to Texas Hold 'em like a very large percentage of other poker players; especially here in the United States. But thanks to online poker sites, I can now hold my own pretty well in a variety game like HORSE

All that being said, there's nothing much more fun than getting together with a group of friends a couple of times a week to play some real, live, tournament poker. As I said, during the two times I was deployed to Iraq, we played a lot of poker. Mainly cash games, but for 5-6 hours a night the first time I was over there in 2007. And then just last year, the base actually had tournaments set up 3 or 4 nights a week. Either way, I made a lot of new friends, and won a few bucks along the way.

I'm still not very good at "reading" my opponents in live games. But sometimes it's not really that big a deal. I've played so much poker online, that it's actually still possible to put people on a range of hands, even in a live game, based purely on betting patterns.

So basically, I guess my conclusion is that I think I enjoy live games more, but I don't think I'd do nearly as well playing live poker, if I didn't have the experience of online poker to help me along the way.

How about you ... what are your experiences with live vs. online poker?

Todd

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Kids Fishing in Copperas Cove Texas

Zucchini Pasta with Tomato and Onions

Oklahoma is not All Flat an Early Morning Walk Up Mount Scott