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Old 12-27-2005, 03:03 PM
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Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

LIVE BADs
You have a higher rake
rounds go by slower because of a live dealer.
Travel time, wait time.
LIVE GOOD
15-30 min rounds
Read opponent's tells
smaller field to get through
Get to hold some REAL chips [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

ONLINE BAD
Can't read players.
hundreds of players to weed through.
Too easy to just "click" an action
Not as much time on the clock for thinking.
Rounds are fast 9-15 mins.
Power/DSL/Modem/PC can go out at any second.
ONLINE GOOD
PC deals fast.
No travel expense
No travel time
No time wasted to start tournament
Get to be a Champion in your underwear
Quiet.
small start blinds in relation to stack.


As for opponents I think live has weaker opponents. More weak tight, loose players calling with dominated hands. They play scared because you have to put in $50-$200 for a good live tournament where online $33 is nothing. The poor players are easy to read like a big fat highway sign.

I prefer live personally and have done better live.

Thoughts and reasons why one is better than the other?
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:11 PM
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Wow. You live in Florida and prefer live tournaments?

I hate the live structures that are "constricted" due to the crazy Florida laws regarding poker. I almost refuse to play live here unless it's just to get out with friends and have some fun. I agree the players are usually weak tight, but the structures and laws surrounding poker play in this state are so ridiculous that I greatly prefer online play.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

Live Bad additions.
Often have great extra expense w/hotel and meals out.
There are not many that you are physically able to enter/

On Line Good additions.
Huge number of tourneys available make ROI easier to realize.
Comfort of Home play makes stress of playing easier to handle.
Bathroom breaks have a much shorter line.
Your wife can sub if you need to play catch outside with your son.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

a couple you missed..

ONLINE GOOD
Multi-tabling, obviously.
Saved HH + PokerTracker, essential for the studious player.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

Live Good: Horrid play compared to the same buy in levels on line.

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Old 12-27-2005, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

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Live Bad additions.
Often have great extra expense w/hotel and meals out.
There are not many that you are physically able to enter/

On Line Good additions.
Huge number of tourneys available make ROI easier to realize.
Comfort of Home play makes stress of playing easier to handle.
Bathroom breaks have a much shorter line.
Your wife can sub if you need to play catch outside with your son.

[/ QUOTE ]

lol. Ive had my wife sub when the bowels came a callin'
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

Really?

The ones I play are generally
$150 buy in with the house taking 20%
30 min rounds with 4000 chips.

Is there better? Please inform, please do.

BTW I am moving to Baltimore after my house sells here in Fort Lauderdale. AC is 3 hours away woohoo!

Wife got a kickin' job that pays a lot.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Live or online tournaments which is more profitable?

I can't multi table any tournaments.

I feel blind when I can't see my opponents and their little mannerisms. I can't talk to them into revealing their hands.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:22 PM
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Live Bad additions.
Often have great extra expense w/hotel and meals out.
There are not many that you are physically able to enter/

On Line Good additions.
Huge number of tourneys available make ROI easier to realize.
Comfort of Home play makes stress of playing easier to handle.
Bathroom breaks have a much shorter line.
Your wife can sub if you need to play catch outside with your son.

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lol. Ive had my wife sub when the bowels came a callin'

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You need a laptop with wireless internet. I have played many, many hands from the crapper.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:32 PM
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You need a laptop with wireless internet. I have played many, many hands from the crapper.

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