Do not be afraid of live games. At the beginning of the play cards and become a tighter player. And during the game see who's bluffing, who's not and draw conclusions. I find it easier to play live than online. Show that you put on strong hands, and then it's easy to bluff.
The best possible feeling does not even compare to playing online, I remember that I played badly, I was nervous and it was a small tournament, I made mistakes as I commit in the online to play in a hurry rs
In a casino live poker? First time I went with a friend, sat at separate tables $1/2, I lost my initial $200 buy in. Loved it, came back next night, bought in $200, cashed out $900ish was hooked. Played a bunch last year live, but due to other commitments and finances haven't played live much this year but will get back to it. NL Hold'em live is lot's of fun and definitely the purest form of poker (even with my soft spot for online poker)
Patience and discipline are two skills you must master to succeed at poker long term.
My first time at a poker table was at the Conrad in Punta del Este Uruguay, I remember I went and had no idea what I had to do to play, I spent wondering around the casino where the poker room was until I found it, I asked what the wave was like to those in the chip boxes and they told me that there was just one satellite tournament (I did not know this last one) and I registered without hesitation with just 20 $ to have extra chips , When I sat at the table the truth was quite calm, I knew that I was good for this, that same day, my first time at a live table, I took the final table in that tournament but unfortunately I did not get paid, only charged the 4 first and I left sixth
The first time I remember playing live poker was in Biloxi, Mississippi. Playing 2/4 limit long time ago. Very intimidating I had no clue what I was doing both in the card room and in the game. I remember a local berating me for sucking out on him on the river. It actually made me love the game seeing how pissed he was.
I remember it was a $75 knockout tournament with 20 dollar bounties. Early on I got into a hand with some dude playing some silly hand like 69off when I had pocket tens and he hit 2 pair and destroyed my stack. I was sad but kept trying. Definitely didn't make it too far that night but I kept going back. I started playing live because i got lucky on a 10k guaranteed and made $2100 2nd. I thought I may be able to bankroll it into a lot of money but playing live is different and much harder than playing online.
My first time playing live was in a freeroll, there was about 150 in the game top 10 paid first was like $700 i was so scared and felt i had no chance to get to top 10 that i started putting the beer to me and it was all down hill from there!!
I have not played live yet I already played with the home game was very funny fun totally different from the online agent look in the eyes and we see that the player is sometimes bluffing or not very good anyway.
I played 7 card stud at the Four Queens in Las Vegas in the mid 80s. It was so boring. Played maybe 5 hands in 2 hours. Got frustrated and went in on questionable hands....lost quickly after that.
My first time playing NLHE at a casino, I wanted to limit my bankroll, so I played in a one table tournament ($80 entry) instead of cash. I was sweating bullets because I did not want to go home and tell my son I was the first player out. I played cautiously until two players went out in one hand. I was now 7th out of 7...got pockets 7s, went all in against 2 players. The pair held up, and I went on to win the $400 first prize.....I've won nothing since (10 years ago) in tourneys, but I've had a few cash games wins....not as many as my losses, but I usually only play on vacation, so it's all good.
I started in charity room games after playing a few times. I won my first big pot with pocket jacks I didn't know how to rake it in and couldn't believe it was all mine. I looked to the guy next to me for advice and he said rake it its yours you won it was around $800 some one tried to bluff me by going all in on the river and I called I was 16 years old I put it right in the rack and left for a party on a Saturday night. Good times.
I miss the early days of live poker. My hands used to shake so much first few times playing, i think everyone thought i was always bluffing and used that to my advantage... I havent been able to play much lately due to financial restrictions but its always fun.
I did not play live poker, but I really want to try to play live and get an unforgettable feeling, it's in my dreams to play in a big live tournament and look at the players live and not through the monitor
My first time was thrilling. 40$ buy-in knockout tournament. On the first hand I got pocket aces on big blind. There was action, raise, reraise, so I pushed my aces preflop and was called by KK. River K killed me