re: Poker & First Live Tournament: Advice Request
1) protect your hand (as mentioned above)
2) don't look at your hand until it's your turn to act
3) verbalize all your bets....there are some tricky chip things that can be avoided by just stating clearly what you intend to do.
4) throwing in 1 oversized chip is just a call unless you say something different.
5)be friendly with everyone, but make an extra effort to befriend the players to your immediate right and left (esp your left).
6) don't show your hand until the dealer tells
you to. if you call somebody's river bet just wait until they show or they muck.
7) have fun! it's a lot slower paced, but there is A LOT more to pay attention to. As mentioned, $50 really is super low stakes for live. closer to $1 or $2 online. just use it as an experience to learn the mechanics and have fun.