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Places To Play Poker: Online Vs. Brick-and-mortar Rooms

When you want to play poker, what is the first place you think about: an online or a real poker room? Both options are good to learn how to play poker online - for beginners, but they differ greatly, giving you different skills. Firstly, you need to know what will your specialization be. Will you become a successful online player? Or do you want to switch to live poker and play with real people inside a building? This decision will determine the best way of how you play poker.

Main Differences You Can Miss When You Play Poker

Your behavior. While playing poker online, you dont have to care about what you do or say. You are sitting in front of your monitor, trying to choose the best strategy to win the game. You can use your mimics to react to the cards you have got, as well as to other people that are playing with you.

When you play live, you shouldnt show anything with your face or words. There is no case you can use to do something that may make your opponents understand what cards you have, as it wont benefit you. You can bluff sometimes, but this is a dangerous thing to do, so take some time to learn it.

Learning your opponents. When you play poker online, you dont have the possibility to learn your opponents well to know their cards. You dont see these people and dont notice any signs, body language, mimics, etc. Nothing can help you learn more about your opponents and win. When playing in a brick-and-mortar room, you do see all these people live, and you can follow their glances and minor moves which may expose their cards to you. Its possible to recognize anyones bluff or see whether a person is nervous about his or her bad cards.



Things to look for. While playing online, there are two points to take care about. The first is the betting patterns of the people you play with. Look at their position and the style they bet, and you will be able to learn more about the hand they have. Also, see whether their pattern changes according to their position. If the answer is yes, its an experienced player, so you have to treat him or her accordingly. The second point is timing, you need to notice how much time it takes for a person to place a bet. You also need to figure out whether the person is thinking about how to benefit from his or her poor cards, bluffing to make you think he or she has a bad hand, stalling, or if its just an Internet connection issue. When you play poker live, you also should follow the patterns of your opponents, but in an entirely different way, as you are playing live. You also need to guard yourself, as you know that people are watching you just as you are watching them. This is the most nervewrecking part for a beginner or an online player who is in a brick-and-mortar poker room for the first time.

So What Is Better? Both are good if you stick to your chosen type of playing, so if you want to switch from online to live and vice versa, you need to ask yourself the how do I play poker? question again. When an online player starts playing live, its always obvious. His or her guard is down, so it may be easy to understand what hand he or she has, the player doesnt learn his or her opponents, etc. Live players get too concerned about their opponents online and forget to create their own image. But in general, its possible to learn how to play both variants, as they both can give you profit.

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What's The Weather Really Like In Spain?

Ask any expat from the UK, Germany or the Scandinavian countries why they decided to move to Spain, and you can be sure the weather is very near the top of their reasons list, if not the number one motive (I came because of the weather, and also due to the bargain prices in Javea and Denia at the time of my purchase in 2014). However, due to its global positioning and the size of the country, Spain's climate is extremely varied.

From Santander on the northern coast, down to Marbella on the Costa del Sol, the country mostly enjoys a very comfortable climate. But Spain can be split into four climactic segments: the Mediterranean, continental Mediterranean, subtropical and oceanic.

If you live in Spain and speak with friends the UK, they are always envious as they think of Spain as a country with perfect all year-round weather. However, once you move here, you know this is not the case as Spain gets more than its fair share of unbelievably heavy-duty storms and high winds. But in terms of temperatures, we can say it is an ideal location, as depending on location, average daily highs are around 10 to 18°C Fahrenheit in winter, 18 to 25°C in spring, 25°C and above in summer, and autumn sees temperatures similar to Spring. Spring

Spring is when beach season begins in Spain. From as early as March, you can sunbathe very comfortably on the Costa del Sol without the too intense sun beating down on you. Further north on the Costa Brava for example, beach weather doesnt usually start until the end of April or beginning of May. However, spring in Spain can also be quite unpredictable with heavy rain and showers, as numerous holiday makers have found out to their annoyance!

During the summer months, only tourists endure large inland cities like Madrid and Sevilla, as temperatures can be unbearable and frequently exceed 35°C. However, on the coasts, weather during the summer may be hot, but the sea breeze makes it manageable. Northern Spanish towns such as Bilbao and Gijón enjoy more rainfall in summer, and cooler, although still very pleasant temperatures compared to the central and southern areas of the country.

Note: When moving to Spain, you should bear in mind that if you also need to work at a physical job, working in higher temperatures than you are accustomed to can be very taxing in summer! Even the Spanish suffer when working in July and August, and they are used to it. In this situation it quickly becomes apparent why the siesta is not such a bad idea after all.

Often around the end of August, Spain experiences extremely heavy storms which needless to say, for various reasons when they arrive are very welcome. These usually only last a day or two, and once over, the temperatures drop several degrees, and wont return to previous highs until the following year.

The autumn months are anticipated with pleasure by locals in Spain, as they mark a return to comfortable temperatures that although still allow for beach days do not drain your energy or purse due to air con bills. However, cooler, crisper air is definitely noticeable, and the nights may be quite cool in the more northern regions. The sun is also less powerful during the day.

With the exception of Andalusia, winter can be surprisingly cold in parts of Spain. Cities with high altitudes, most notably Madrid, can be exceedingly cold and snowfall is not an unusual occurrence, as in most mountainous regions. The Costas are somewhat warmer than the capital, but can also be quite wet, experiencing as much as around 10 days of rain a month. However, having said that, when compared to the UK where 20 to 30 days is common, it is clear why so many people in northern Europe consider Spain to have an ideal climate.