Still learning game myself w/ little over 6 months experience and a fellow player i was chatting w/ emailed some good points of Poker Play and hope this might help give you some extra perspective;
The 5 P's in Poker, these in order of both priority importance and functional use:
1) Patience - this is foundation for all poker play, specially if u r used to playing online. With it u also have the right temperament for playing. Specially important in a preflop hand driven game like Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo. Also need it to wait for better position plays. Always ask yourself, "Am I playing this hand to win or bkz I just like the action or hope to win?".
2) Position - playing more in position gives u control of the action. Being in position lets u know if there is already a reraise in front of you. Here is something I do often: only call UTG with As or Ks hoping someone behind will raise. Otherwise, too often no one calls with an early position raise. This is also a great play short handed with only 2 or 3 players to disguise your hand strength.
3) Players - a) how many at table, b) what is table style with these players (best to play opposite most of time), 3) how many players already in hand ahead of you and what style/type of player are they?, d) can u put the player(s) on a range of hands?, e) if NL or tourney what is their stack size?
4) Pot - a) how large is pot?, b) how many players in pot?, c) has the BB/pot been raised or reraised?, d) what is your stack size in relation to pot size?
5) Poker hand u have - what beginners don't realize is that this is the least important factor. Why, bkz over hundreds of thousands or millions of hands, good cards will come and go. However, very important to know hand values, pot odds
, expected value
, fold equity, etc.
I found it insightful and helped me see how different people look at the game in different ways and adjust my game accordingly - obviously after reading some of the books that are good poker reads and reading online some of these things are pretty obvious but looking at it from different ways of explaination sometimes makes things just "click" and you start seeing better results... Good luck in your game...