Live game debut
Played my first ever live game yesterday, as Grosvenor Casino, Ramsgate, for a £5 rebuy tourney- been playing online for a year, so though i had to give it a try. Studied up on how to look for tells
, how to look at your cards AFTER everyone else has etc - What a waste of time! Usual hand = "i'm all in" "i call" "i call" - K8os v 56s v A2os etc - "Chips!" and repeat. Won a couple early to get from 1,000 to 4,000. Nursed em through all the all in madness, bet 2k of them on top pair which got rivered on a straight chase.
Got to end of rebuy break with 3,000 added on to make 4 but was one of Short Stacks. That didn't last very long as I quickly doubled up, and then became table leader with 40,000. Ended up on final table with probably average stack, won a couple of blinds to get 2nd, then called chip leaders all in with AQs (I had previously raised). He flipped AJs, spiked the J and that was me - £55 and 6th (out of 50 or so), so £45 profit. First prize paid £500, and I would have had 3 times the 2nd placed person had i won hand. It was half past midnight on Monday morning though (and I had a 8.30 meeting, so was keen to get it moving - started at 7, so 6 hours! 45-50 players started with 1,000 chips each - final chip total was 270,000!!!!!!
Standard of play was MUCH lower than online, which didn't make it easier because you really had no idea what you were up against. Generally though, top pair = win. Also had to deal myself with a few cackhanded goes, but working out stack sizes wasn't easy (especially as I wasn't aware of a pink 5,000 chip, until the "Short stack" on my left put 2 of them in for a 10k reraise).
Happy with my play, will give it another go soon (but not a Sunday night, today was a write-off work wise!).