Live To Online Transition

Hey everyone:

As promised, we're looking at our material for the live-to-online transition during this pandemic. The linked article covers all the basics and has some useful links to our other resources. I'll be collating more info over the coming days.

glgl ~ Kat
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  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭✭
    Was kind of wondering how the online games have changed since 2010. I was beating 4 tabling 6 max 100nl when they shut me down. Had done great in 2009 but was struggling a bit in 2010. I had not improved much and the games has gotten tougher.

    Live poker turned out to be a great fit for me, once I got past my shyness and social anxiety and of course needing to put my pants on to play. I mostly play 1-2 and 1-3 but have done ok at 2-5, but not that many hours as it not offered often in the casino's I like to play in.

    Can anyone give me an idea of how the online games have changed over the last 10 years (god 10 years now I feel old). I moved to NJ so poker sights should be available.

  • ulysses27ulysses27 Red Chipper Posts: 77 ✭✭
    From my experience there is a big difference between sites and blinds. Ignition and betonline are pretty soft at 10 and 25 nl but get tougher after that. ACR and pokerstars tend to be tougher. That being said I'm seeing a lot of new players but the games I play tend to still be pretty soft. As compared to live I find the players much more aggressive generally. At 100nl I think you'll find strong players at any site though.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,171 -
    The aggression difference is key, I agree.
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  • BigFudgeBigFudge Red Chipper Posts: 35 ✭✭
    I’ve dipped my toe into the online poker pool a bit since LA live poker has gone dark but being a US player seems to be quite disadvantageous.

    Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong but it seems that the selection of sites and their tendency to be lower traffic leave a US player with a choice between a site with few fish and no HUD or a HUD permissible rock farm. Being a live player for the majority of my poker life, one thing I was really excited about was being able to use a HUD to drill into my game (I’m a numbers person by nature and profession so this was exciting on so many geeky levels). However, if it’s going to be at the cost of the majority of my EV in a game I will never see live (and thus any learning probably won’t be very applicable) I’m once again leaning toward just sticking my nose into theory until I can smell that wonderful Commerce smell once again...

    Any contrary thoughts? Really hoping I’m missing something here..
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 3,171 -
    I think that is a reasonable pre-pandemic summary, but if the explosion of action on is being mirrored on other sites, that may no longer be the case. To put it another way, with a developing situation, we may still be some distance from the new equilibrium.

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