My home game tonight
I host a home game every Wednesday night. It's a small $10 buy in and we all put in $1 for the 4 of a kind pot. Normally we get 7-14 people, depending on the week. It's winner take all and about 85% of the guys who play are novice players. Basically there to have a good time, shoot the S and drink beer. Which is fine, BUT...I want to win. lol Thats the competive side of me.
Here's my issue. I play normally "by the book", make my raises 3-4 times the blind...I get called by 3-4 people. I bet pot size on the flop If there's a draw to push someone off...I still get called. Those are some of the things. Basically I'm playing with 85% Fish. It's a yum yum game (they never want to play a cash game, wonder why. lol) but it seems luck is on their side more then mine.
The blinds go up every half hour and the game usually lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
It sucks because I want to be more aggressive and bluff with position and I still get called because someone has SOOTED 2/3 and I'm bluffing knowing they have nothing. I've played with these guys for about a year and have a good read on most. So should I just play my game that I play online and at casinos
or just play tighter and hope luck is on my side.
Last year I won 8 times (the most out of anyone) so that's good, but there's a lot of times where I felt I could've won If I played my game.
Any advice would be great.