re: Poker & question for the panel
All good advice. I'll also ake the point of learning to fold big hands when you need to, it ain't always easy to do. I'd wager there more than a little bluffing going on. Play tight and try to find their tells
so you can bust 'em. If you're taking a good lead and want to throw a bluff or two then make you own move only after taking down several pots with monster hands but make sure you play your bluff exactly the same as you did your monsters. Do it to much and they'll crack ya and most importantly, Never show a bluff. Showing it makes life tougher at the table although sometimes it an work to your advantage if you hit a big hand and they don't buy it.
Quick review, Pay tight and don't overcomplicate your play is the mst important thing to learn. Folding big pairs when you have to is part of the game
Oh ya, let 'em get drunk as hell but stay sober your self! It works....most of the time.
Best of luck!