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Differences Between Online and Offline Poker Play

Before joining the online poker community, poker players tend to have experienced off-line poker first. There are important differences between the two, which can be exploited to give you the edge at the poker table. Use these online poker tips to develop a poker play-style which will provide you with the maximum profit. idn poker

1. The ability to change seat. If you’re sat down at a real casino and decide to move seats, you’ll get a lot of aggro from other players at the table. If you move so you act before a very loose player, or after a very tight player then other players at the table will complain that you’re getting an unfair advantage over them. In online poker you don’t have that problem, if you want to change to an empty seat you can just click on the ’empty seat’ button and you’ll be seated at this new location.

2. Become a ‘new you’. At the online poker table no one knows who you are. You could be a 7 foot tall body builder, or a 5 foot tall boy – that’s irrelevant, it’s how you present yourself at the poker table that will dictate how other players envision you. If you have an intimidating name, like ‘PokerSlayer’ people at the table will react to this. The same goes for your image (most sites allow you to upload a photo / image).

3. Distractions. There are distractions in both online and offline poker, offlline poker tends to be either eating/drinking, conversation or watching players at other tables. Online poker has distractions too, which are normally the other opportunities on your computer – films / TV series / other viewable content… The best strategy is to only have the poker websites on your internet browser, possibly an poker tips site too.

4. Obnoxious players. Don’t get me wrong, you do have obnoxious player’s in both online and offline poker. Offline players being overly rude tend to be warned and then banned from the poker table by the croupier or casino manager. Online it’s a lot harder to get rid of these players, there’s often a ‘vote player off table’ option, but because of the volume of players on these poker rooms it’s impossible for the admins to ensure this happens correctly.

5. Hand’s Per Hour. This is probably the biggest difference between the two. Offline hands can last for what feels like an eternity, people think for minutes before they act. In online poker there are restrictions on how long you can have for ‘thinking time’, which leads to a lot more hands per hour.