Poker Dynamics Change Dramatically
the explosion of online poker in worldwide popularity there has
also been the dramatic change in the dynamics and strategy of the
game as the speed of online poker, accessibility and capability
of players to actually play several different hands and tables at
the same time have re-written the way the game is played.
Online poker is played at a pace that could not possibly be imagined
just a generation ago when guys would get together in a garage or
basement to play a few hands over a case of beer. Today players
are competing at the same table from across the globe and making
decisions in a matter of seconds rather than at the former leisurely
pace of yesteryear.
Online poker has given players an accessibility that was also previously
unimaginable just a generation ago. Players now have instant access
to any type of poker game or tournament of their choosing at any
time of day or night. With this easy access has come a new dynamic
of style and strategy as players of today have proven to be far
more aggressive and less patient than in the past.
The dynamic of an individual player taking part in sever different
poker games at the same time is also unique but a stark reality
of today. Many poker players are action addicts that cannot simply
stand for playing at a single table and must fuel their need for
immediate action by playing at several tables.
Despite the radical changes in poker thanks to the online version’s
popularity the one constant that never changes is the law of the
odds. The gravity and physics of the math and odds remain the same
and the smart winning players respect that.