Home game Strategy??
Hey guiz! I'm new here (obviously) and I suck at poker, so I was hoping y'all can give me a few tips on how to play in my weekly home game. I hope this is in the right thread as well.
Here's the set up of our game:
it's a tournament structure where only the top two spots get paid off. You buy in for 600 chips and blinds are 5/10 for the first hour, and then increase every 20 minutes to 10/20, 25/50, 50/100 an so on. We allow re buy ins for the first hour.
Usually there are 6-7 players there including myself. Since I've played quite frequently with these people, I can give you a very general description of how they play.
Two players are quite aggresive and often reckless. If they are loosing (and sometimes even if they arent) they can make big raises without looking at their cards pre flop. They like to slow play and make huge river bets, often all-ins. I often get involved with big pots and end up folding to such a big bet on the river.
Two other players are weak-tight ish, or scared money. One in particular will call almost anything, fearing being bluffed.
one other player is just clueless, but i figure I should mention him anyway.
At first I was able to win a few games solely by playing tight. But the past couple weeks I have been losing, despite only playing 2-3 hands the whole game. I feel like I dont know what to do on the flop, especially when i miss it completely. My opponents have improved significantly, and I dont feel that playing like a nit will get me a victory anymore.
I know this is a hard sort of question, but are there any general strategy tips you could give me? For example, would I be better off playing for smaller pots more frequently in position?
Its hard to practice in my spare time, since I've lost all my money on my initial online poker buy in (you're welcome poker world!), but I did buy the Sklansky/Miller No limit theory and practice book, but i feel like it doesnt help much if i cant play with 100bbs.
I am a total noob, I know, but I do like playing poker, and I'd love to not run out of money!! Please let me know if you need any more information. Thanks for the help ahead of time!