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  • Live vs Online Skill level

    Hey guys, I have never played live in a casino before only home games but most of my poker experience is online. I was wondering what the average skill level is like in a casino at the 1/2 NL tables, i suspect it would be much softer then 1/2 online. I will be going to play at the local casino for the first time this weekend and ill maybe post my results in a blog or something.

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    I've only played pub games against lolbad drunkards, and not yet in a proper casino, but everyone tells me that most live casino players are significantly weaker than online players of the same stakes. Indeed, I wouldn't be surprised if a 5bb/100 winner at 10NL could crush live 100NL by playing ABC TAG. I guess you just have to work out who are the regs and who are the "tourists" that walked over from the blackjack table or slot machines.
    But then even some live regs have no idea about solid play online. I've seen way too many forum posts that begin with the words "I make money in the casino, but just get bad beats online, blah blah rant rant". :/
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    • #3
      Hi Silken218!

      From the small number of times that I've played 1/2 NL in a casino... it's similar to 2NL or 5NL (yes 2 or 5 cent) online.

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      • #4
        John is right on, the skill level on average is generally similar on about an order of 10 from live to online. So a live 1-2 blind game in a casino is similar to .01c-.02c blinds online in terms of general skill levels.
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        • #5
          Im sure online players will become un stuck with out there huds lol

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          • #6
            live games are very slow you could find yourself getting very bored plus you have to listen to some people talk who could be very annoying

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheLangolier View Post
              John is right on, the skill level on average is generally similar on about an order of 10 from live to online. So a live 1-2 blind game in a casino is similar to .01c-.02c blinds online in terms of general skill levels.
              I agree if your crushing 2NL you can play £1/£1 (UK)

              2NL = £1/£1 playing ABC at 2NL is ok but ABC at £1/£1 will get you tested at Live by the Regs but in general you will make money but have to sit deeper. £1/£1 most are sitting £200 deep and the standard raise is £5-£7

              £1/£2 the raise is more standard but the Standard of play jumps to. You'll need to be crushing 25NL online to play this I think in the UK.

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              • #8
                but then again the UK does produce the best Live Cash Game players umbup: #justsaying But how is this ! I beat the £1/£1 game Live but only now after years of playing online beating 2NL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by artysmokesps View Post
                  but then even some live regs have no idea about solid play online. I've seen way too many forum posts that begin with the words "i make money in the casino, but just get bad beats online, blah blah rant rant". :/
                  hey that is me !!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mike2198 View Post
                    Im sure online players will become un stuck with out there huds lol
                    You only really need HUDS when multi and mass tabling because you will never really have the opportunity to observe what your opponents are doing during your current session.

                    I'd like to think that even I could observe how others are playing if I was just playing one table with no other distractions.

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