Online poker has taken the game to the next level.
The sheer number of hands you can play has let people experience all the different situations available.
This experience has translated into big profits for some players and allowed them to excel and crush the games.
Everyone is improving more quickly and coaching/training sites have added to the trend.
As the industry has expanded, the tools available to assist you have become more varied.
These tools have let people take their game up a notch; allowing them to make better decisions and put in more volume.
The software is made to increase your win rate and help make more money for you.
Online poker has (almost) always been more anonymous, with a much greater focus on the maths behind the decisions.
Tracking software and HUDs let you track every opponent’s ways of playing and therefore allows you an insight into their thought processes.
This makes the game much more real, and brings back the person vs person element.
It also means you can profitably play multiple tables at once, as it’s not essential that you monitor the way every single player is playing.