Tips for First Time Playing Live Poker MTT

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In my opinion poker live it's more difficult for me ,I played some poker live cash but I lose and it;s difficult to hold the emotions when you have a good hand,the alcohol served in the casino plays a major role in this case,don't drink so much
I choose online in my room and on my internet,it's more safe
 
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I have never played a live poker tournament, so I need advice!
So there are two of us, because I've never played and I don't intend to, here in the city where I live Curitiba, there's even a good poker club, but as I don't have live experience I'm not going to take any chances.

So I owe you some advice.😁
 
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If you have played on-line, you have to be aware that there are many differences. The first one and the biggest is that you can play only the one table live so you have no excuse for not concentrating on your game.

On-line there are very few tells. There are many playing live but they can be misleading, either wilfully or accidentally. Don't pay too much attention to them. Also, don't be put off by mouthy players or players who give the impression they are not too bright. Slim Preston liked to act dumb in his cowboy hat.

I would also suggest you don't interact with players too much, in other words, keep your mouth shut.

Must players tap the table when they check. I prefer to announce check, which is unambiguous.
 
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Live play is generally pretty slow so be prepared for that
Pay close attention to how other players are reacting to their cards initially (eyes & body position can tell you a lot more than you'd think)
Pay attention to the dealer
Be ready to adapt to changing tables & opponents
Be mindful of blind levels, how much each payout is per level, how many players are left until min cash & each ladder
If you're more familiar with playing Online, try to mark players in your head to remember their styles with a color (red for aggressive, green for nit)
or a simple phrase 'tight tyler, loose larry, 3 bet polly' (Mnemonic systems)
Play tournaments you can afford, have fun with it and hope you win some money :)
 
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Don’t drink a lot of beer, and especially don’t drink strong alcoholic spirits.🤣🤣🤣 Because tournaments usually last a very long time.
 
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My experience with live poker wasn't the best.

my tips for you are:
- don't engage in side conversations: they talk a lot at tables, a lot of things just to distract the person as much as possible.

- limper: many only pay the blind, so they will have many multiway pots.

- pay attention to your opponents: many people get nervous when they play or give a lot of information in their actions at the table, so attention will give you an advantage over these opponents.

- range: you must keep in mind your range of actions, especially open raise and 3-bet, and you must also pay attention to the villains' range, especially at showdown.
 
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Several things: 1 protect your cards by placing a chip or card protector to prevent your hand from being mucked. 2 make sure you understand the chip denominations to prevent betting too much or too little.3 be careful when looking at your cards so your neighbors can't see them. 4 be sure you know the actions ahead of you before making a bet. 5 announce your actions to the dealer to prevent misunderstandings. 6 have fun!
 
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I would advise a player who is going to play for the first time to drink something calming before the game, for example chamomile tea with mint :)
Personally, chamomile tea with mint always calms me :)
 
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I have never played a live poker tournament, so I need advice!

What tips would you give an online poker player who will be playing their first ever live tournament?

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Let me know. Appreciate your input. :)
Take it slow be patient. Playing live you will suddenly realise how much the software does for you - like posting blinds, setting the bet sizing, the amounts reraises need to be etc.

Take some time to learn what chip denominations you have, know the rooms rules. What’s acceptable in some places isn’t in others - be patient, make sure it’s your turn, be very clear on your action. Be careful with your hands and holding chips over the line can be taken as a call. Stack chips so they can be seen by other players - don’t hide bigger size chips behind smaller ones.

Don’t throw shit at other players contrary to what is acceptable online - throwing eggs and shit isn’t great. Don’t be a bad winner - laughing at someone’s loss especially if you suck out is bad etiquette as is slow rolling.

Have fun, relax, remember it’s A LOT slower than online games so average stacks and blinds go up a lot slower. Talk to people - if your not sure of things ask, seriously everyone was new once and I’ve never had anyone have an issue explaining an action I’m not familiar with :)

My first live MTT was 13/174, Second 8/103. Third 3/167 - I do better live than online as a novice :) people are less likely to play shit cards because they might have to show them - don’t be scared to raise pots!
 
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Play as you usually play spnt get overwhelmed with emotions that usually will get noticed by other players and they can take notice of that and use in their advantaje
 
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Try to peek at your opponents cards LOL just kidding
 
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I have never played a live poker tournament, so I need advice!

What tips would you give an online poker player who will be playing their first ever live tournament?

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Let me know. Appreciate your input. :)
Always remember the feeling of losing all your money.
When you get dealt a monster don't get excited or happy or nervous
Get serious in your head
FOCUS


Create a tell
Create a reverse tell
Create a false tell
Create a true tell


strategize spots in which to apply the tells

Do not use any of your live reads as you have much better training than that using range and online math skills ,against the board as well.

Do your river shoves with nuts quickly as a false tell
Quicker the action the wider his calling range will be

Bring everyone drinks and bring you a pee bottle strapped to your goods lol

Play the same way you play online

But look at them dead in the eye angrily always

trust no one ...including the dealer
if anyone asks.... you are still learning

cash game Tip when you leave not before or after every win.
that tip could be in play and getting a double or triple up
 
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Apparently, only professional players can play in a live tournament and not worry. Of course, for those players who will play for the first time in a live tournament, it will be difficult to keep calm, but nevertheless it can be crucial. I think if I was playing in my first live tournament I would probably need to take some kind of powerful sedative :)
 
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play tight early, while spending most of your time observing every other player at the table and how they react, play with their chips, moves they make, how they talk, etc.
 
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try the max u can to try to tilt your opponents.
 
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don´t play live, online mtts are way better.
 
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Hi Andyreas!

I don't know if you already played your live MTT but I will share some tips anyway.
I've played quite a few live MTTs in the last year. Actually I made a post exactly like yours a year ago when I was about to play a important live MTT at that time for me and learn a few things from the community. I've managed to win 3 trophies last year, (2nd, and two 3rd places)
Anyway, I'm no "pro" but I feel like I learn a few things and will gladly share it with anyones that's interested.

- Since I'm not that very good at math, I'm frequently double check with the calculator on my phone my stack and the opponents stack-size, (especially those near you, left and right). You as a online player know very well how important is to know your stack-size, so always keep checking!

- I feel more relaxed playing with sunglasses. (That is totally personal!) But, sunglasses DOES give you an advantage. You can look to your opponents left and right without the whole table knowing you are looking at them, and hides some tells, obviously. It totally depends on you, if you like sunglasses and the idea of using them in the poker table, use it! thats not a single problem about that. In the end of the day, your there to play poker, not make friends. What ever gives you more confidence will work!
Some extra personal tip about tells in live poker: I hide my mouth with my hands in a lot important moments, very similar to what Phill Helmuth does xD.
The mouth gives A LOT, I mean a lot of tells. Shows if your ansious, angry, etc, In critic moments I like to hide it, but it comes really natural because is a "rest pose" for me if you know? I put the elbows in the table cover the mouth look to my opponent and think. 30% of the time I'm actually in that pose in a poker table tbh. Just be confortable, this "exhales" confidence to other players.

- Play your usual game. You will have to adapt a little because the dynamic of live poker it's different than live. Ranges, bet sizes, frequency of hands played...
Usually what I've experience is that live players are "easier" then online players, but what I mean by easy is that they don't know the optimal game strategy, they go with their instict always. They are very agressive, so it's exploitable. You can always play very tight and punish those agressor when it's time but you will be exploitable too. So what I recommend is: Play buy-ins you can afford a 2nd bullet, maybe a 3rd bullet. Remember that scared money don't make money. And most important, play accordingly with your stack-size. If you have less then 15bb, push or shove. If you have +75bb you got to be the agressor in the right spots. You know how it goes so, the point is, play exactly like you would play in a online MTT.

I also like to listen to music in earphones, makes more focus about the game and the keeps away those ambient sound distractions on a live tournament. That is 100% personal but I like no spoken music while playing poker, less distractions for your brain xD.

Personally IIike to play Regular Mtts rather then turbo, it gives more time to make plays, traps, and it doesn't feel like your gambling. So I tend to choose to play regular live mtts.

Well, only that comes to mind right now, if I remember something I will add here. Hope some of this help you in future tournaments!

Oh, just remember another one! Don't tell your opponents you are new to live MTTs! And learn some chip tricks!
GL
 
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Keep the pokerface on, don't let it show when you have a pair of Kings and a 3 King comes with the flop.

I gave it away once, and everyone folded. 😊
 
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patience, tranquility and security
 
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The first and most important advice I would give to such a player is: "forget that you have ever played online poker, because it will be a completely different movie here" :)
 
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IF i was you i would arrive dress like this :

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And Dont breathe too much and dont shake like a leaf and it should be fine :D
 
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I've never played, nothing to say :(
 
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Don’t forget to wear clothes, any cardschat clothes merchandise will do it.
 
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Be very patient when just starting .Watch everything and fold fold fold till you get a premium hand in a good position .Save your ammunition for when it is needed . If you can win a decent pot with your 1st hand it will help you relax .And watch the house drop , as it may not even be worth playing !
 
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