Someone asked me about live poker, what should I advise?

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If this person never has played before, here are some general advices i would suggest

- Trying to hide tells and expressions too hard may have the opposite effect (giving up information)
- Just look at your cards once and memorize them
- Wait for your turn to act
- Always announce your intentions (raise, call, check)
- Don't splash the pot
 
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You should tell anyone interested in playing LIVE that it's a whole new experience, and much much better than playing online.,

It just is...and if anyone tells you or he any different, then they are telling you porkies.
 
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Can't beat live poker.

Few tips.

Nobody at the table is your friend, if they must engage in table talk, use the "gift of the gab" for information.
Don't get drunk.
Learn some chip tricks (hands, in live poker, can take forever)
 
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tell him to just play his game and not be distracted by opponents who are talking at the table, and if he is explosive or impatient or unstable, it's better not to start chatting at the table
 
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Live poker advice: stay focused, respect others, observe opponents, and take breaks if you need to clear your head . These tips will improve chances of success and make for a more enjoyable experience.
 
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1) play only strong cards
2) if we did not hit the flop at all - we throw it without thinking about trying to bluff
3) do not bluff weak opponents
4) I almost forgot - do not bluff!!! :cool:
 
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If you are a good player, its important to be social.
The recreationals should feel good in the game.
Do not talk poker terminology or strategy :)

If you are a newbie, you should be familiar with the betting rounds, rules, hand rankings etc. of course.
Maybe you can practice before the first live event with friends or online.
Dont play too high if you make your first steps, the lowest limit in casinos is often 1/2 or something
(even this can be expensive)
 
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both in poker and in live one should be fearless just try once you will see no fear
 
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My advice would be to send them to Round Rock, TX to the Lodge. Thank you.
 
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Live poker is awesome! I love the atmosphere and the fact that you can watch the cards being shuffled and dealt manually. A level of trust that goes a long way!
 
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Observe the entire table, your opponents.
Don't hang yourself talking to others, especially not about poker.
Do not give information that others can capture to play against you.
There are NO FRIENDS at the table. Outside yes, have a beer with them.
When you have a big hand, it's better to make an idiot face than a mean or angry face. For me it is preferable to play loose than to play rigid.
see your cards when it's your turn, and announce your moves clearly without hesitating.
If it is in Tournaments, try to gradually increase your bankroll. Unless there are hands that are almost impossible to not shove with AA KK or QQ, try not to do it because the tournaments are very long and getting into the prize money is always the priority.
Play them and if you see that there is a minimum possibility of losing, do not hesitate to fold. I don't know any coward even because he folds.
If it is an MTT with a rebuy, always take the rest to do it, because a hand that we consider a monster can still leave you out, and if the MTT is worth it, it is necessary to rebuy.
It's beautiful to play live poker.
greetings friend:):):);););)
 
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Simple. Live poker is 'RIGGED'
Big stack always wins.
If you win a tournament, you won't even cash in the next 20.
Flushes happen way too often! (way more than statistical norms)
When you get dealt KK, there will ALWAYS be an Ace on the flop... and that 'idiot' who called the huge preflop 3Bet while out of position will be sitting there with A6o-A9o.
 
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Simple. Live poker is 'RIGGED'
Big stack always wins.
If you win a tournament, you won't even cash in the next 20.
Flushes happen way too often! (way more than statistical norms)
When you get dealt KK, there will ALWAYS be an Ace on the flop... and that 'idiot' who called the huge preflop 3Bet while out of position will be sitting there with A6o-A9o.
Here in brazil all of poker clubs are rigged. I played a couple of times and I saw that the employees of the poker club alongside with the manager used to play against the clients! They didn’t even bother to hide they work for the house, to me it sounds ridiculous and I never played anymore.
I think they put cameras to see the hole cards, I was the chip leader in a tournament and decided to bluff cause I had KQ and there was an ace in the board: I jammed all of my chips and the employee of the club called laughing holding A2o!!! After that day I never ventured to play in live clubs anymore.
 
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Here in Brazil all of poker clubs are rigged. I played a couple of times and I saw that the employees of the poker club alongside with the manager used to play against the clients! They didn’t even bother to hide they work for the house, to me it sounds ridiculous and I never played anymore.
I think they put cameras to see the hole cards, I was the chip leader in a tournament and decided to bluff cause I had KQ and there was an ace in the board: I jammed all of my chips and the employee of the club called laughing holding A2o!!! After that day I never ventured to play in live clubs anymore.

Wow!

fwiw, my post was purely sarcasm. The comments were the very same as one's I've seen countless times regarding online poker. I thought it'd be funny to just say this about live poker (here where I live, live poker is very trustworthy). That sounds TERRIBLE where you live.
I'm learning more & more stuff about Brazil that is really unappealing. :( (my experiences with you obviously not included.. you seem like a great person and I only wish I could try to model myself more after someone like yourself (< no sarcasm at all... I mean this 100%).
 
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Live poker game seduces with its sharpness of emotions. The most banal, however, the surest advice would be not to be nervous. Your first emotions when you sit down at the table will be confusion and embarrassment. This is not surprising, because unlike the online world, a special atmosphere hovers here, and each player will try to understand even the smallest emotions on your face. You should not show with a single gesture or word that the poker table is something unknown to you, and you absolutely do not know how to cope with live cards.Before you sit down at the table, watch the game from the side and imagine yourself as one of the players. Most likely, already at this stage you will notice several important features of the game of your potential opponents. You will be able to feel the pace of the game and observe how more experienced players behave. This approach will help you avoid many commonplace mistakes and feel more confident and calm.When the cards fall into your hands, you need to carefully monitor your actions. For example, it is worth carefully studying the hand, trying to remember what you got from the first time. Do not remove cards from the table. Even without malicious intent, other players may regard this as an attempt to perform a substitution. Make sure your cards are only available to you. Remember that any card game, especially live poker, does not tolerate inattention.
 
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Here in Brazil all of poker clubs are rigged. I played a couple of times and I saw that the employees of the poker club alongside with the manager used to play against the clients! They didn’t even bother to hide they work for the house, to me it sounds ridiculous and I never played anymore.
I think they put cameras to see the hole cards, I was the chip leader in a tournament and decided to bluff cause I had KQ and there was an ace in the board: I jammed all of my chips and the employee of the club called laughing holding A2o!!! After that day I never ventured to play in live clubs anymore.
Hi, what do You mean? You're playing at one tourney, and employees playing that tourney too? Do You mean they were on a vacancy day is it?
How may players did registered for the tourney? How many "employees"?
At the FT how many players were employees?
As a good "mineirinho" I'm somehow suspicious, looking deep, I already seen and questioned some places where I frequent, 3 times I get forward, 2 times I was wrong, 1 time I was right the dealer was engaged with some players and after watching some videos the dealer was fired, and I got some of my money back. When they just don't bothered listen I just don't play there anymore.
 
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From what I can tell and from what I've heard if you cheat or even just try to cheat in Doug Polk's club you will be barred for life and everyone will know you're a cheat and dishonest player, which is something no player wants, I assume.
 
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Hi, what do You mean? You're playing at one tourney, and employees playing that tourney too? Do You mean they were on a vacancy day is it?
How may players did registered for the tourney? How many "employees"?
At the FT how many players were employees?
As a good "mineirinho" I'm somehow suspicious, looking deep, I already seen and questioned some places where I frequent, 3 times I get forward, 2 times I was wrong, 1 time I was right the dealer was engaged with some players and after watching some videos the dealer was fired, and I got some of my money back. When they just don't bothered listen I just don't play there anymore.
Exactly: employees of the poker club play in the days off (vacancy) and hold yourself: the manager of the club plays Cash Game while working!! His objective is to play loose so he doesn’t let anyone be profitable.
The last time I’ve been there at least 6 employees were playing a freezout tournament. Most of employees are dealers who use to play in day off and I recollect that at least one of them got into the FT... sad but true.
 
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In our place, some poker rooms do not open a cash table if there is not enough players that are registered. Instead of players waiting for a player, the poker room have some house players (affiliated players staked by the poker room) to complete and open the table. It does not mean the games are rigged. When new players arrive, the house players can give up their seat.
 
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