Coming from the online arena onto the felt of live poker, one of the most drastic changes that you notice is the level of talking between players. Rarely does any hand pass without at least one of the players talking about something.
I've heard everything from pocket deuces vs Ten-Jack suited, talk of the latest signings of the local soccer team, to rants about the idiot that cut them off on the [...] Read more » The Art of Coffeehousing
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 37 (M)
What happens is that in live poker you can see your opponents can gather more information about the strength of their hands. Some poker players 'talk' a lot while playing live poker. But also some players when they have trump cards or when they are bluffing, can stop talking, sit upright, looking down or looking away from you.
These indications can reveal the kind of hand your opponent has.
unlike online poker all this information is not available.
On the other side with Internet poker you can play much more often than in poker online, poker onlinne also can play multiple tables at once and that will not allow you to see your opponents.
In conclusion in live poker you can see your opponents and collect information and onlinne poker software you can use to gather information. Which is better?
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 58 (M)
When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it had some thing to do with smokin' some fine weed at the various Coffee Shops in Amsterdam...! Or maybe something like going from shop to shop to shop trying all the tasty buds... Sort of like bar hopping, but bud hopping instead...
We need an emoticon of a little smiley blowin' a big fattie in a cloud of smoke... <hak hak...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 39 (M)
chat can always be a good trick, specially offline, live, where ingenuous players will go along with the talk and may miss some part of the action, falling on the trap. But that doesnt happen in every live action. The times i assisted some games here in Portugal everyone was really quiet and focused, but perhaps that's just a sign that the big change is still to happen around here, we are still not used to this type of action!