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Ukipt series 4 £275 entry - Tue Jun 11, 2013, 07:05 PM
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Hi I am over the moon I won a talksport super satelite to ukipt in the Hippodrome casino which is fantastic but id like some advice if possible.
I have never played live only in a frontroom with a few friends and family and not even that often so I will stick out like a sore thumb:.
any tips would be appreciated also should I just play the way I play online a lot of people from pso have played me at the tables so hopefully you remember me so please any help would be great.
thankyou.
good luck at the tables.

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Wayneo75 - Tue Jun 11, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Hi buddy I am in ukipt London on 29th so may see you there


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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Congrats! I think the main thing is enjoy, seems a long time ago I got nervous re my first live tourney at a casino, I miss that excitement.

Anyways you want to do what you can to make sure you are comfortable, I am sure you wont be the only inexperienced player there, others will probably stick out more, given there are poor players in actual UKIPTs, I can only imagine the same for the Live Series.

U could practice things in advance, play a game with friends? But I would spend first few hands seeing how others are doing things like squeezing their cards, checking, betting etc. and copy them. Don't be afraid to ask the dealer how much a bet is. The most noticeable differences between live and online is you have no beepy sound telling you it is your turn so stay aware of that so as not to p off your opponents and you need to keep an idea of how much is in the pot yourself.

Probably playing the way you do online is best, I think people playing their first big tourney think they will need to change their game. U are playing the same game, so stick with what works. Probably likely that there will be a fare amount of multiway pots, live tourney players can often be a little bit cally.

Any specific questions, happy to help.
 
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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 08:14 PM
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they are going to eat you alive......lol good luck, enjoy yourself.

i would take a back seat for the first hour or so, get use to the live setting, table rules ect
 
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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:54 PM
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It's easier said than done but try not to be overwhelmed by the situation. Try to relax and enjoy yourself and not worry about sticking out, I'm sure you will not be the only person in the same situation.

The main concerns of playing live:
The Action - Pay attention to who the action is on and what the bet(s) are. You don't want to act out of turn. If you're unsure of a bet's size you can ask how much, don't be afraid to do so. If necessary the dealer will count how much the bet/raise is. It is however you're responsibilty to count the pot, unless you are playing a pot limit event, but you can ask for the pot to be spread to get an idea.
The chips - It may seem trivial but if you're an online player you don't have to count different denominations of chips. Get familiar with what each chip is worth. This makes it easier to see how much bets are and make the size of bet you intend. Also you should try and stack your chips in nice event stacks and make sure your stack is visible to other players, no hiding the big chips behind little ones :p When betting move all the chips in one movement otherwise it's string betting. Placeing one chip in the pot regardless of it's value is a call if there is already action. So putting in a 5k chip when 1k is the bet is not a raise unless you state it. If you're ever unsure then state the amount you are betting before placing any chips in the middle, verbal is binding.
Table talk - If you're uncomfortable talking, incase you give a tell or something, you don't have to. If a player asks you a question or how much you have behind or anything you do not have to answer.

Those are the main areas newer players to the live scene are less familiar dealing with. It's not as terrifying as you may think so just enjoy the experience. And like people have said, why not have a game with friends and get used to looking at your cards securely and handling chips. Have fun!



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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Take a look at post 2 that I made in this thread. It might help you.

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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 02:50 AM
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Paying attention is a must, of course, but a live game might seem interminably slow compared to online. So don't be afraid to do something to keep yourself entertained when not playing a hand that is taking a long time ie. mobile phone/tablet device if these are permitted.
 
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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 05:30 AM
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Wow great advice guys and so much to take in so I will read it over and over to get it into my head also I read your link John on playing live which was a great help.
my heart pumps like mad sometimes playing online in my own home so dreading what it will be like in front of others lol.
I will do as much homework as I can and try and find a game in a pub or club near to where I live to try and get some experience.

I won it for free so il just try and enjoy the experience and hopefully run good.
does anyone know if you have to buy food and drink from the casino as I checked their website and it is a bit pricey for me.

good luck Wayne and yea hope to see you there mate.
well thanks again guys.
jokerace68(paul).

good luck at the tables
 
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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Congrats and best of luck to you Joker.
 
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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Thankyou annie for your good wishes.

jokerace68.

good luck at the tables
 
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live play - Wed Jun 12, 2013, 12:11 PM
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there are a fair few things to get used to which have already been mentioned, you won't remember all the advice whilst you're there either so I have a good piece of advice for you.

find your local casino and go play the next live event there.

I would guess it will be like a £25 buy-in and you will be able to get used to all the little things in that setting that you will come across at the UKIPT event, i'm sure that you will have a casino near you doing poker games so i would definitely go and have a go because the event you've won a seat in is big.

i was in the same tourny as you and i finished 69th - but i forgot i had registered and never logged on lol - so i must have really annoyed everyone on tables i was placed in haha.

i did check the tourny number that was posted in pokerstars room and it came up as another satellite to the ukipt - is that correct or have you had it confirmed that you are now straight in the live event?

cheers
 
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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for the advice buYbadmiral I will find out if anywhere local to me to get a bit of experience and I had an email confirming that I had won a seat and will get another shortly to register which day I want to go.
good luck tonight if you in.

jokerace68.
 

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