Went first time for live poker

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I am on vacation and wanted to try live poker and there was casino 15 min from me. I planned playing 1/2 but duo to lack of players for it i ended playing 1/3 with minimum buy in. First of all i was hoping to play with some tourists as the casino is on the beach next to the all discos.

Well, i was the only tourist on the table, i was playing with regs. First i was short stacked vs them, second, they bust all in , go for new chips like its nothing and i was not there for that.
All evening i couldnt get decent cards, one time AQ, AT, and the rest trash for two hours. Last hand AQs vs pocket 88. i was ~15 bb left, i am BB he raises 5x i call, flop 222, he bet 6,5bb i call, turn gives me heartz, he goes for 8bb and i am left all in. River Comes hearts and i make flush but he showed 88.

If i was deeper stacked i wouldn't call after turn but the blinds were eating me up, i know it wasn't ideal play and i dont regret it as i tought better to bust it on AQ than 94.

I was just confused, is it normal to not show cards on all in, they show them after river?

I dont regret the money but it's demoralising a bit, i was hoping not to go empty handed. In general i played tight, was nervous a little bit in the beginning but my game was solid in overal.
Ps next time i will look for no smoke in policy, it was really overwhelming with all the smoke.
 
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I do not know how my live game would have turned out, most likely a loss. I think you wanted to prove to your opponent that you are a tough nut to crack. this is quite natural. therefore, we can safely say that the dealer is to blame for everything.
good luck at the online tables!:)
 
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I have never played a live hand yet. I day dream of a great first session at an a casino but I also figure it would be a bloodbath.

After all I have never even held a chip let alone learnt how to shuffle them.
 
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I have never played a live hand yet. I day dream of a great first session at an a casino but I also figure it would be a bloodbath.

After all I have never even held a chip let alone learnt how to shuffle them.
I have never played a live hand yet. I day dream of a great first session at an a casino but I also figure it would be a bloodbath.

After all I have never even held a chip let alone learnt how to shuffle them.
I was the only one who didnt shuffle chips, i was the quite one, but on the other side i was cold blooded, no change of face when i got good cards. My expression was the same at least i thought so.
 
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i made similar experience in the 3 times i was in the casino . but i crushed several people in homegames and i would say i am a decent player to be honest . so dont worry it is normal . in the casino you are more nervous and it is a lot more expensive to play etc. .

i am sure i will crush casinos in the future . i hope you will too :)
 
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Try finding a cheaper game and play with max buy-in...
When you play with a small stack you invite the regs to put pressure on you
and end up having to play hands you could have folded with a deeper stack.
 
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I am on vacation and wanted to try live poker and there was casino 15 min from me. I planned playing 1/2 but duo to lack of players for it i ended playing 1/3 with minimum buy in. First of all i was hoping to play with some tourists as the casino is on the beach next to the all discos.

Well, i was the only tourist on the table, i was playing with regs. First i was short stacked vs them, second, they bust all in , go for new chips like its nothing and i was not there for that.
All evening i couldnt get decent cards, one time AQ, AT, and the rest trash for two hours. Last hand AQs vs pocket 88. i was ~15 bb left, i am BB he raises 5x i call, flop 222, he bet 6,5bb i call, turn gives me heartz, he goes for 8bb and i am left all in. River Comes hearts and i make flush but he showed 88.

If i was deeper stacked i wouldn't call after turn but the blinds were eating me up, i know it wasn't ideal play and i dont regret it as i tought better to bust it on AQ than 94.

I was just confused, is it normal to not show cards on all in, they show them after river?

I dont regret the money but it's demoralising a bit, i was hoping not to go empty handed. In general i played tight, was nervous a little bit in the beginning but my game was solid in overal.
Ps next time i will look for no smoke in policy, it was really overwhelming with all the smoke.

First mistake...Always sit down with the Max amount of chips and at least 2 rebuys in your pocket otherwise you are easy prey for the regs.
 
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First mistake...Always sit down with the Max amount of chips and at least 2 rebuys in your pocket otherwise you are easy prey for the regs.
I am well aware of it, but as i said i was on vacation, didn't even plan to go in casino, otherwise i would go with max buy-in.
 
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I have played quite a bit of live play in the casinos.

Your first few times, to get you used to the atmosphere and to become more comfortable with people sitting on both sides of you, I would suggest playing an inexpensive tournament if they have them. This way everyone starts with the same amount and not so likely to push in the first parts of the game. Usually the pushing starts around the 4th or 5th blind raise. If someone pushes pre flop before then, do not call unless you have AA or KK. Period.

Once you become comfortable with the table, play the table opposite of the other players. If they are all playing tight, you play loose. If they are playing loose, you play tight.

I also agree to have a few rebuys if you can. I have won a lot of tournaments after rebuying back in.

Good luck and have fun!
 
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An interesting story. I would like to play there too.
 
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There are always regulars at low limit cash games grinding every day to double up their $400 bank roll for the day. And most play pretty lose for sure. My worst was in only my 2nd hand in a $1/2 with a $200 stack. UTG regular raises for $10 blind (did not look at cards and announced it) and I woke up with AA, bumped it to $65 to take the free money but regular looks at cards and re-pops it all in and he had me covered. I called and he turned up 66 and river-ed a 6 - my shortest live casino appearance - I just got up and left - afternoon's entertainment budget gone.
 
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