We will not talk about the advantages of playing online before the game in offline mode, but we will see what advantages / disadvantages, especially the characteristics of online poker.
Unlike offline poker, online poker games are usually much shorter, players at the table change very often, rarely a player plays more than one or two hours in a row. As a result, players do not have time to determine the style of the opponents they play, it is difficult to gain a reputation for a short period of time. It is impossible to understand when an increase in the flop was made by a maniac, and it can be raised or squeezed again, and it is better to reject it. The same goes for the reaction to your actions. By default, the new player is expected to be average, but most will want to verify your raise, so you should bluff carefully.
Another difference between online poker is the fact that nobody can see their opponents, and there are no real poker chips. Online players do not have to worry about keeping a “face in poker”, there is no need to worry about the appearance, the sweat on the forehead or a trembling hand showing their bluff. Sometimes moving a pack of chips on a table is morally more difficult than clicking with the mouse. These factors affect the behavior of players in online poker, which leads to more complex and risky actions. Players bluff more often, slower play, check-raise, etc.
Finally, online poker players often do not focus on the game. Someone is watching television, talking on the phone or simultaneously checking the email. Someone plays 2-3 tables simultaneously. This means that minimal attention is paid to the game. Online players often look at the table only when they play themselves. It is clear that this is not the best practice, the more time you spend on the game, the better your opponents will be, the better your chances of success.
The features of online poker mentioned above allow to give the following recommendations:
1. Try to eliminate all distractions and dedicate all your time to the game to “pirate” your opponents faster.
2. Do not trust your image, it simply cannot be done. Do not trust the fact that your bluff-raise will only take place because you are playing during the last hour.
3. Do not get involved easily in poker tricks. In online poker opponent playing mainly on the strength of your cards, not too much thinking about your cards, so not necessarily slow the game will bring you additional benefit, and a bluff is also not often successful.
Another feature of online poker is not related to the psychology of the game, but to the Internet: the possibility of disconnecting the player during the domino qiu qiu game. So that a player does not lose money due to this, most of the poker rooms while disconnected make everything go out.