re: Poker & Live poker help
The game as far as how to play should be basically the same, but a few tips:
1) Don't look at your hole cards until it is time for you to act. Maybe you aren't picking up tells
yet, but you don't want to be giving them off either.
2) Don't look at the flop until it is your turn to act...same rationale
3) throwing in 1 oversized chip is just a call. It's a good idea to verbally announce your intentions before any chips come across that line
4) If you get moved to a new table, the person with the most ante chips at the table has often been stealing a lot; but occasionally he's just buying up the small chips to help out the dealer in preparation for the race off....
5) there should be several TV screens that display what the average stack is...that is good enough until it gets bubbly. You don't really need to know your exact tournament position, just be more concerned with your chip position at your table.
6) Counting stacks is a learned skill. try to keep track of how many of the "big" chips each player has since it's usually pretty easy to eyeball how many smaller chips they all have
7) it's a little easier to steal on the last hand before break because so many players are trying to get to the bathroom, the bar, or busy texting their friends their exact chip count.
8) Don't worry about making exact change for your blinds and antes.....just put out the chips that get you the closest and the dealer will do the rest, it's no big deal to put out a $1,000 chip when blinds are 400/800.
9) Be nice to your dealer, they work very hard.