Live Tourney Hints...as I know them
The best things that I have learned for live play
1. Do not be intimidated by the other players, their chip stack, their dirty looks or smack talking. I mostly keep my head down, eyes focused on the cards and tune everyone out. If I start to listen to those around me, I tend to get caught up in their crap.
2. Check-Raise is great, but mostly, you get burned on it. If it's a no-limit game, just bet if you have the hand, if they raise you, great....go all in if that's what you want, otherwise call his raise. Don't be intimidated by raisers. On the other hand if it is limit and there are a few people in the pot, check-raise is a good strategy b/c it is the only way to get some real money
in the pot.
3. Don't drink when you play!!! Unless you just want to have fun. Or unless you are good at being drunk and doing things.
4. I rarely play on tilt, unless I am chip-leader. Yeah, some players do it and do well, but most of them tilt themselves to death.