Originally Posted by Zel
Not going to lie, I've been thinking about it all a lot. I think I am not going to play live for now, I am going to go watch again for a few hours, see how they treat other new players, see how they treat eachother.
You honestly think throwing $50 on PokerStars and playing how I'd play live is a good idea? What's that, $50 max buyin I should jump in to? I don't mind doing that. All I hear is how live is different to online, but if you think and others think it will strengthen my live game whilst I build a bankroll for live, I'll do it.
Yeah, heading to the casino today with my friend. **** it, I won't play at all or I'll just put $50 in and push all in preflop if I have AA/KK, yolo.
You are thinking about poker all wrong man.
If you are going to play live, with a $200 roll, I think it's extremely unlikely you will ever succeed.
Probably the best thing you could do is deposit online, and run it up. Bankroll management is key, but if you aren't a winning player, no amount of BRM will change the inevitable.
Buying in with $50 works like this.... The only time you enter the pot, is when you are willing to put all your chips in. It's pretty simple. How the chips get in there (whether limp/shipping, raise calling/shoving on any 3b, etc) is going to depend on game dynamics.
If you took the time, and put in the work, ran a live roll up playing online, it would be the best way to get better, learn fundamentals of BRM, gain experience, confidence, etc. When you finally take your roll you've built to the casino, you'll be ready for them.
Edit: You can't just take shots with $50, and hope to make it. You gotta grind, play within your bankroll. If you wanted to play live 1/2 or 1/3, you probably need at least 5k, to have a deep enough roll to avoid ruin during swings.
Another edit: If you don't know how to deal with regs 3-betting you, you probably aren't ready for live play yet. You are paying scared, or you just don't have enough experience to even play profitably against them.