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Firstly, you should realize that when you're playing against novice players you're in a good situation because it'll be easier to capitalize on their mistakes (since they'll tend to make more of them than experienced players). Secondly, their playing styles are very important - not all novice players play the same (in fact, not all novice players online ...


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Try playing some of the $4 buyin and/or $10 buyin online games. Those stakes often play much more similar to live $1/$2 than the $100 and $200 buyin games. The issue is that a lot of recreational/gambler players go to the lowest stakes offered. In live casinos, that is typically $1/$2. Online, much lower stakes are offered. As such, the average opponent ...


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The common conditions/rules of being independent from luck in the tournament: 1) You are playing tournament with deep stacks and reasonable blind level lengths. It means turbo tournaments with 5 minutes per level contain enough luck-dependent situations. Not playing "turbos" will allow to avoid rapid short stack preflop all-in situation. 2) You don't ...


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There are two rules that I observe with novice players. The first is, almost always CALL when you have a hand, because they usually don't know how good or bad a hand they have. Some fraction of the time, they'll have the "nuts" e.g. a full house, and sometimes they'll have top pair, and honestly think it's good. The second, is that you can loosen up a bit ...


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Sounds like you are having a normal experience. When I play 1-2nl in the Casino I've run into everyone from the tight, "I only play AQ or better", to the drunk "I'm all in on every hand!" and everyone in between. Your play has to adjust to the table each time you sit down. Could you determine if any of the players had a read on you? Were your perceived as a ...


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MGM Grand is my favorite recommendation for first timers. The action is consistently soft, and they cater to 1/2 games. Other rooms are bigger and perhaps fancier, but they also tend to attract a more aggressive, more skilled player. if you are worried about losing your shirt, I would stay away from the likes of Aria, Venetian, Bellagio and wynn. I would ...


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Subs rules are generally good, but i strongly disagree with few points. 2)play tight - Playing tight is surely great strategy to crush them, but if you call their allins with just premiums, you will get runed over by their agression.(Seems like they are agressive from your description.) If opponent goes all-in every hand, you should call whenever you have ...


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The other answers here are generally valid, but I'd like to add another point that hasn't been mentioned. Though there are definitely adjustments to make in live play, you might not necessarily be doing too much wrong. Remember that playing live you're going from 100+ hands/hr (depending on how many tables you play online) to 20-30 hands an hour. This ...


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Am I misunderstanding your question? If we are to assume that all players in a tournament have the same skill level, then the probability at a given time of a player winning the tournmanet is equal to the number of chips he has over the total number of chips in play, at that time. So varying the stacks simply would increase/decrease the liklihood of winning ...


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No, you can't replace a player's skill level with a variable stack of chips; simply because even if all players have equal skill, they will certainly play their sized stack appropriately (small stack playing conservative, cheap leader aggressive, etc.). Similarly, you cannot turn the "luck" factor into a chip amount either. In my opinion, the most logical ...


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Your partition (underdog/favorite, hand won/lost) won't reveals many things as you will have to work on average. This will give you the performance of your hand range (supposed constant) versus and average hand range met in tournaments. A long term moving average will give you the evolution of your handrange performance. The deviation will give you the ...


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Just another thing to consider, I'm not sure how relevant this is as I don't know how often you are playing live/online but when playing online you normally see many more hands per hour (the game is faster and you may be multi-tabling) which averages out your experience much more- you may just be having a bit of a poor run in the live games or have come up ...



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