Originally Posted by GlassEater
More about my poker situation: I'm looking to transition from online poker to live poker. So any help along those lines as well.
Pay attention! This is the A Number One mistake these Internet Kids make: they're lost without their statistics and HUDs. Unlike on-line, your opponents are sitting right there across the table. Pay attention to what they're doing, especially
while sitting out pots when you have nothing else to do. Get a line on their play before you play a pot against them.
Expect more rec-fish. Live players often come for the entertainment value, and to meet up with old friends and regs. Expect higher opening raises: in live games, 6XBB opens are common. This happens because a lot of these players aren't comfortable with post-flop play.
If you play at the same venue, keep notes on the regs, and make your own "HUD" on them. Helps to know who's improving, who's playing the same, and even whose game is deteriorating.