While the same game might be being played in live poker and online poker, there are numerous differences between the two. It;s not that one version of the game is better than the other, but rather that game play in each differs based on a number of various factors.
In this article, Tadas Peckaitis lists the top 10 differences between live and online poker. Many poker players only find success either live or online. Reading this list of differences might help explain why.