Live games vs Online games
I consider myself a decent poker player. I know I'm not the best but I know when to get out and when to get in, etc.
I played in my first no limit live game yesterday. I've played a few live limit games in which I did fairly well. In this NL Cash game the blinds were $1/$2. I've played several of these online but live it was wild. First of all the casino handed everyone $5 chips with no or very few $1 chips. So if someone wanted to raise preflop they usually raised to about $15-$30.
One guy was playing just about everyhand at whatever cost with cards you shouldn't even limp in with and would get lucky and catch two pair, although I doubled up on him when I went all in on a flush draw and he called with his pair of jacks (3 high kicker :P)
I ended up going bust because I wasnt used to the $20-$30 levels, I've only seen those raises preflop at around the $3/$6 in online games.
How do you adjust? Bring more money? I took $300. Or was I just at a crazy table, that also needed some $1 chips.
I was calling the $15-$30 raises with cards like A10, KQ, etc but wouldn't catch anything.
I mainly had to depend on bluffing, which only worked for a while.