For many of you, your poker career or interest in poker started with the internet. It's much easier to hop on your computer and play some Holdem than drive to your local card room... if you even have one. And for many good poker players, playing multiple tables online can be more profitable than the slow pace of a live poker game.
However, a live poker game is thrilling. It's just a lot of fun and way more exciting. Peaking at your cards, pushing those chips in, observing your opponents looking for poker tells, controlling your own emotions and tells... there's a lot going on in a live game and many online poker players are now getting their feet wet in the live game.
This section of FTR focuses on live poker and brick & mortar poker rooms. While Texas Holdem is the same game whether online or live, and the basic strategies are the same, live poker introduces some new and different facets.
is the major factor that separates the good players from the stellar ones in live poker games. Live poker also introduces table etiquette - tipping the dealer, verbalizing your actions, etc.
Check out our essays in this section focused on live poker and live poker strategies. If you'd like to read more or discuss the subject of live poker, visit our Live Poker and Home Games
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