Who Needs the Casino When the Party is Always Rocking

Party Poker, that is. Yup, it’s official…I’m an online poker player now.

And it’s all Toast’s fault!

Actually, it might have been my buddy Ryan in Oshawa who lured me in a couple weeks back when I played under his account. Either way, I’m a complete and utter hypocrite: I’ve always said I’d never succumb to the temptation of playing online but here I am.

And I’m loving it!

The advantages to playing online are plenty: no lines, you can play anytime, no driving to the casino and back, fishier players. The list goes on and on.

I always thought a major disadvantage would be the inability to read an online player. Not so. At least if you have the right software…

Now, I’m not going to spill any trade secrets (especially to those who end up at my table) but there are complimentary computer programs out there that work in conjunction with your poker site to give stats on your play and the play of your opponents. I can’t tell you how amazing some of this software is…all I can say is that it is invaluable and it is helping me become a much better player. More importantly, it is giving me amazing information about my opponents and their tendencies at the table. You’ll have to drop an email to get more information from me!

Anyway, I’ve been playing mostly at Party Poker at their $0.50/$1 tables…these limits are 1/6 of what I’ve been playing at the casino so it’s pretty small stakes. However, the swings online are larger due to the fishy players and the speed of the games (you get in at least 50% more hands per hour online).

So far, so good. I’m up 99 big bets since last Friday.

Stay tuned. I’ll likely start sharing some of the statistics on my play in the near future.

Matt Bosela

Proud Canadian | Golf Architecture and Travel Aficionado

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