Advice on playing with friends
I've read quite a few threads about playing with friends but I can't really relate to what I've read so far.
Before studying poker, while playing with friends, we all had a load of fun. No money was involved (or very little money) and play was either reckless or just relaxed.
I have not played with friends with money involved lately but I've been playing for chips and fun only. What is happening is that either I don't have fun or the rest of the table doesn't have fun. If everyone is playing loose and relaxed I nail the table quite easily and often. If everyone is playing reckless and while I can't make any sense about what's going on and I'm not enjoying it.
I've considered playing these games in a relaxed way and take the opportunity to study tells
and stuff like that, not minding much about the actual play and just loosen up but the last time I tried it didn't work out. I ended up not enjoying the game for the most of it and after adjusting I took everyone out.
Obviously, I just want everyone to have fun. Has anyone been through this? Any advice?