This article briefly describes the major differences between online and live
poker. It looks at which tactics work more successfully in each environment as
well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.
People have been playing poker since the 10th century and itís popularity is far
from waning. In fact, interest about the game is on the rise with more people
playing the game. The increasing popularity of the game can be attributed to
itís being easily accessible on the internet. Online poker has revolutionized
the game with thousands of people logging in to play while sitting right at
home. It would be a huge mistake to suggest that there is not much difference
between online and real poker. The truth is that, there is.
Keeping aside the obvious dissimilarity that exists in the environment of online
and real poker, there are a lot of other differences between them as well.
Firstly, online poker is played at breakneck speed. Players have to act within
20-30 seconds before the timer goes off leaving very little time to think. On
the other hand, players who play real poker have the time to sit and think about
their next move as the game moves at a pretty slow pace.
Secondly, contrary to what most people think, real live players donít possess
better skills than online players. There is no guarantee that real players are
outstanding in comparison to online players. In fact, sometimes the opposite is
Thirdly, stealing blinds is lucrative in online gaming than offline gaming
because the number of hands played in an hour is much higher in the former case.
Thus it is possible to win a bigger amount of money by blinds-play in online
Fourthly, open raising is also more profitable in online poker because the
internet lets a player be more aggressive than he is in real life.
Fifthly, reading an opponent is almost impossible when playing poker online. A
great advantage of playing in a real room with real people is that you can know
what your opponent is thinking by looking at his face. This is not possible
while playing online and bluffing is plain stupidity.
Last but not the least, there is no scope to limp and while away time when
playing online. Reacting fast is the key to win. Playing a live real game may
seem to be a luxury because of itís casual pace.
Poker wouldnít have gained such tremendous popularity if not for itís numerous
online versions. The availability of the game to the masses is the reason for
itís continuous growth.
Hopefully this article will be a benefit you when you next attempt to play
poker. Remember above all things you should be having fun while in a game
whether itís offline or online and never gamble what you canít loose.
Frank Woodford is an accomplished copywriter from England. He works hand in hand
with a small amount of companies to increase their web status and provide
quality on site content. He is a member of the online casino and poker community
Wassonline and enjoys playing online poker.
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