This is my first post here at CC. First a few facts about me and my game.
-I've been playing poker since 2008,
-I play losing poker
-I know the basic odds
-The biggest problem in my game is playing ***t hands from the blinds.
Now to the matter at hand,
A few of my friends have got interested in Texas
Hold'em, and wish to host a home game. There's going to be a total of 5 players, including me. I've played with 2 of these before, and I know that 3 of my opponents have just recently learned the game.
I am anticipating a lot of LAG play, and plan to play only premium hands. They barely understand the concept of 'position', so that's not going to give me the help it usually gives.
So, my plan is to:
- Play real tight until only 1 opponent remains. By that even the most loosest player should know I play tight.
- Isolate opponents, and put them under pressure.
- Switch gear, and expand my range.
- Use the tight player's image to gain a few pots.
By this time I expect two possible situations.
1) Me vs. Really big stack, acquired from early game all-in frenzy.
2) Me vs. Equal sized stack, if I manage to keep the players calm with my own example
Of course there is a change of me dropping before the heads up -phase, or reaching it with a small stack, but these aren't likely outcomes.
I would like to hear your opinion and advice about playing a live home game, and especially playing against new, (probably drunken) unpredictalbe players.