re: Poker & need live games advice?
what should I look for in other players other than betting style?
should I engage in conversation at table?
should I wait till time to bet to look at my cards?
I have played several tournament tables from you and have to say I respect your online game play.
To answer your questions you ask my honest opinion would be as follows.
I tend to not engage in much conversation at the table ,small talk a little to try nd gain information from other players,but never discuss your own hand,or let out with a folded a nut flush or etcetcetc,diont give as little information on yourself as possible.
As far as the cards and looking at them go it is personal preferance if you ask me,they arent gonna change or do flips if you look at them any certain of times.
One thing I find crutial live is to always maintain composure obv.
I always like to take my time wheter folding,raising,callin,whatever I always allocate my self about the same amount of time for the action I am completing.
The biggest thing is not to give any information about your betting patterns stlyes ranges etcetcetc.
By allocating yourself around the same amount of time to call raise fold etc it is hard to put you on a hand.
I like to bring power bars or protein bars and fresh fruit lots of water and juice etcetcetc.
In long tournaments you have to stay focused and be on your A+ game.
It will not be as much action as online and move so much slower so you will get bored easier,but you MUST stay focused.
I tend to listen to my tablet
or watch youtube or whatever to distract me when im deep.
But at first I always use my down time to gain as much information on players as I can.
If you have any more questions feel free to shoot me an email or pm and I will get back to you asap.
Good luck in your live play,if it is as good as your online play you will have no problems