re: Poker & Tourney Play
I would say keep raising them. If they are giving you too much respect than that is bad poker by them. Anyway, if they catch you in a steal attempt or a semi-bluff, that might just buy you some action later when they don't respect you anymore. My favorite play is when I lose a small pot in a showdown when I was bluffing
, and then the next hand I get a great starting hand, don't get any respect and flop two pair or a set.