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  1. #11
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    Foxwoods all the way baby.... Fuck mohegan sun....

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    If you have never played live I'm going to post some tips and common problems new players to B&M make.

    String betting.

    String betting is when a player makes a bet and moves back and forth from their chip stack to the pot to complete the bet. For example, if you intend to make a $30 bet and move three $10 stacks into the pot one at a time, then this is considered to be a string bet.

    This can cause problems during live play because a player that acts after you may think that when you move you $10 stack into the pot, that it is the only bet that you are making. Then, thinking that you have completing your action, that player may go to make his play unaware that you are continuing to make your bet.

    String betting is frowned upon in live play, so to avoid any confusion you should announce the size of your bet before moving your chips, or move your chips into the center in one motion.

    Reacting to cards.

    When you are sat behind your computer screen, there is no one to see you smile when you are dealt pocket aces or see you shake your head when you miss your draw. However, in live play your emotions are open for everyone at the table to see, so try to remain calm when looking at the cards as they come out.

    For example, if you start to show disinterest in a hand then you leave yourself open to bluffs from other players when you may have had the best hand at the time.

    A good tip to avoid giving information away through your emotions is to look at your opponents as the flop is dealt and not at the cards. This way you can see how your opponent reacts and you can steady yourself before looking down at what has come out.

    Acting out of turn.

    Online poker software makes it impossible for you to act of turn whilst playing online, so this slip-up catches many new live players out in their first few sessions. If you act of turn, it can influence the decisions of players who were meant to act before you or after you.

    Taking cards off the table.

    When you are dealt a hand, you should always keep your cards on the table and not lift them up and take them into your lap. The cards should be left on the table because it eliminates the possibility of you being able to switch the cards during the hand.

    Not keeping track of pot size.

    In online poker, the software will display the size of the pot and the bets at every stage of each hand. This feature is not available in live play, and it is up to you to keep your eye on the size of the pot. You can ask the dealer to add up the chips in the pot, but you should ask to do this in key situations only as frequently asking the dealer to count up the chips is time consuming and will slow down play.

    Not tipping the dealer.

    Many dealers rely on tips to make a decent wage. There is no set frequency or amount that you should tip the dealers, but is generally good practice that you do.

    Some people prefer to tip dealers at the end of their sessions, whereas others tip the dealer after every decent pot they win. In addition, some people are very generous when tipping, and some others less so. If you unsure of how much you should tip, have a look at how much other players at the table are tipping on average and follow their lead. If you are still unsure, a very general way to tip is about 2% of every large pot you win.

    Stalling

    It's not a rule but its rude to stall when not in a key situation.

    Asking to see Mucked Hands

    What a player does with their own money, or cards, is up to them. Any player can play any hand any way they like (as long as it's within the house rules). If after losing a pot a player chooses to muck his hand, not showing anyone the losing hand, it's up to them. Even though there are rules in place that will allow any player on the table to request to see a called hand on the river, it is very, very, very poor etiquette to do so. The rule is there to safeguard against players cheating by collaborating. That means that if you invoke it, you'll be seen to be questioning the integrity of the other player. So don't use it as a method to gain information on the hands of your opponents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDaBoss View Post
    If you have never played live I'm going to post some tips and common problems new players to B&M make.

    String betting.

    String betting is when a player makes a bet and moves back and forth from their chip stack to the pot to complete the bet. For example, if you intend to make a $30 bet and move three $10 stacks into the pot one at a time, then this is considered to be a string bet.

    This can cause problems during live play because a player that acts after you may think that when you move you $10 stack into the pot, that it is the only bet that you are making. Then, thinking that you have completing your action, that player may go to make his play unaware that you are continuing to make your bet.

    String betting is frowned upon in live play, so to avoid any confusion you should announce the size of your bet before moving your chips, or move your chips into the center in one motion.

    Reacting to cards.

    When you are sat behind your computer screen, there is no one to see you smile when you are dealt pocket aces or see you shake your head when you miss your draw. However, in live play your emotions are open for everyone at the table to see, so try to remain calm when looking at the cards as they come out.

    For example, if you start to show disinterest in a hand then you leave yourself open to bluffs from other players when you may have had the best hand at the time.

    A good tip to avoid giving information away through your emotions is to look at your opponents as the flop is dealt and not at the cards. This way you can see how your opponent reacts and you can steady yourself before looking down at what has come out.

    Acting out of turn.

    Online poker software makes it impossible for you to act of turn whilst playing online, so this slip-up catches many new live players out in their first few sessions. If you act of turn, it can influence the decisions of players who were meant to act before you or after you.

    Taking cards off the table.

    When you are dealt a hand, you should always keep your cards on the table and not lift them up and take them into your lap. The cards should be left on the table because it eliminates the possibility of you being able to switch the cards during the hand.

    Not keeping track of pot size.

    In online poker, the software will display the size of the pot and the bets at every stage of each hand. This feature is not available in live play, and it is up to you to keep your eye on the size of the pot. You can ask the dealer to add up the chips in the pot, but you should ask to do this in key situations only as frequently asking the dealer to count up the chips is time consuming and will slow down play.

    Not tipping the dealer.

    Many dealers rely on tips to make a decent wage. There is no set frequency or amount that you should tip the dealers, but is generally good practice that you do.

    Some people prefer to tip dealers at the end of their sessions, whereas others tip the dealer after every decent pot they win. In addition, some people are very generous when tipping, and some others less so. If you unsure of how much you should tip, have a look at how much other players at the table are tipping on average and follow their lead. If you are still unsure, a very general way to tip is about 2% of every large pot you win.

    Stalling

    It's not a rule but its rude to stall when not in a key situation.

    Asking to see Mucked Hands

    What a player does with their own money, or cards, is up to them. Any player can play any hand any way they like (as long as it's within the house rules). If after losing a pot a player chooses to muck his hand, not showing anyone the losing hand, it's up to them. Even though there are rules in place that will allow any player on the table to request to see a called hand on the river, it is very, very, very poor etiquette to do so. The rule is there to safeguard against players cheating by collaborating. That means that if you invoke it, you'll be seen to be questioning the integrity of the other player. So don't use it as a method to gain information on the hands of your opponents.
    That is some very good advice. I had the problem of acting out of turn when I first started playing live.

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    Never play raise the stakes while playing black jack you'll lose every time.

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    i will start playing casinos very soon, just won trip to vegas
    RANGER (B2B HU LOYALTY GAME CHAMP! DO YOU REMEMBER THOSE NOOB? NO, NO YOU DON'T!)

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    Anyone close to TS, going up this weekend if anyone wants to get together to smoke out.

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    Enjoy the games but never commit too much to them. It's more entertainment than anything for this guy.

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    Table games are the downfall to most player. I also do this from time to time after a big win at the tables and go play a little craps for some end of the night entertainment.

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    I'd say find a cheap tournament to get your feet wet before jumping into cash games. If you like limit, you could also give a limit game a try.

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    1. Tip the dealer
    2.Request table changes if game gets to tight or your getting on tilt due to donkey's and such
    3.Preset your allowable spending and stick to it if you lose walk away come back another day.
    4. If you get tired Leave. Exhaustion is your enemy in a cash game
    5. If you need to use the bathroom get up and use it Do not let yourself get in the one more hand or I can't miss a hand mindset.
    6.Keep control of your own Psychology or mental well being don't let others do it for you.
    7THERE ARE NO FRIENDS AT THE POKER TABLE. they may pretend to be to get you to check hands down only to all in you on the river.
    8.Play Position or seek sneaky ways to gain as much information as possible.
    9. Don't try to look at other players hands PERIOD but if the dealer flashes a card or a player throws his hand a little high mucking or one player seems visibly upset that just folded while two pair is on the board.... This is all information that will help make you a winner if you stay alert so......
    10 STAY ALERT

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