Originally Posted by pokandy
I have played about 10 or 12 live tournments at my local casino. I always follow basic tournament strategy early on in the tournaments by only playing premium hands like high pocket pairs and and A with a high kicker. Whenever I raise 4x the BB with these hands the flop does not cooaperate, and whenever I try to bluff I always get called down to the river. This process always leaves me short stacked and frustrated with my play. I just want to know if anyone out there can help me with a different strategy to help me play better live poker.
Live play takes a totally different mindset than online. Live players are much softer, and don't fire nearly as light.
When I'm playing a lot of online, it takes me time to adjust to live... like Zach said, bluff less, value bet more! Look for ways to make thin value bets if they're giving you the power, as you'll get called down light (totally player-dependent, though... obviously