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Gap between Online poker(Pokerstars to be specific) and Live poker

    • Ro008
      Ro008
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2015 Posts: 13
      Hi, there.

      I've played 25NL SH(Hydra) for 46k hands and sitting about 2.8bb(EV)/100 now.
      Now I'm thinking about going to Macau or Vegas for holidays to make some money when I get everything ready.
      So here's the question.
      Are there huge gap between online poker and Macau/Vegas or any other casinos ? cuz I heard players in macau are quite tough and aggresive.
      Of course, I'm not aiming for high stakes, prolly about 1/2, 2/5 or 5/10 (in US currency) at maximum.
      Do you think I'll be able to beat these stakes and make some good money?

      P.S. I live in South Africa at the moment so if you have any suggestions for good casinos to play poker in maybe Johannesburg or something please let me know.
  • 2 replies
    • FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.12.2010 Posts: 3,107
      Don't know anything about Macau, but have played many live hands with Chinese poker players, and they tend to be very aggressive so I could buy that story about crazy LAGs in Macau.

      In general, beating zoom25 should mean that you could play live 1/2 games.. 5/10 doesn't sound comparable to NL25z I think, but you should wait someone with real experiences in these casinos to give you more accurate reply.
    • metza
      metza
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Originally posted by FFRRAANNKKIIEE
      In general, beating zoom25 should mean that you could play live 1/2 games.. 5/10 doesn't sound comparable to NL25z I think, but you should wait someone with real experiences in these casinos to give you more accurate reply.
      Unless macau is tough as hell should be fine, I found live 2/4 in new zealand to be about the same as 5nl zoom, maybe softer. definitely nowhere near as tough as 25 zoom...

      I also watched a 5/5 PLO game with 1400 in the middle preflop and the guys had like JK97 with three spades and was wondering wtf was going on.