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      Tips from Mr. Chips
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                                                                                  Jan 2018 Tip
 Learning to Play Poker with the Locals
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Have you ever visited a rural casino or went to places like Las Vegas and noticed some of the same people playing poker at these casinos? That's because those individuals are "local" players. They frequent those casinos since they live in the immediate vicinity. Anyway, the local players are tough, yet onry type of players, so when you join in their game, you're usually considered an outsider. Because of this, it's important to know how to handle them when you play in their territory.
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Most of these players, in my opinion, should be classified as "tight-aggressive" sort of players. Those tight-aggressive players, as I've mentioned before, are very solid players. When you get half a dozen of them playing poker, especially at your table, it makes for a very challenging situation. Not to fear though, because you've read this article and are aware of their little tricks.
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Before going to play poker with the locals, I highly recommend that you practice up on all the popular poker games being played. That's because most of these local hangouts play what are called, "dealer's choice" games. That's where as the dealer button rotates around the table, that person gets to play any popular poker game he desires. You should be well-versed on games like Texas Hold'em, Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and games like Crazy Pineapple. I cover most of these games in my first book, with the exception of Pineapple or Crazy Pineapple. Those two games are simply a three-card varient of Texas Hold'em.
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Next, make sure you do a lot of observing at first. Don't walk in there and try making all kinds of fancy plays. The local players are true sharks and they'll eat you up quicker than anything. They also tend to bluff a lot, so make sure to pin-point those players and call them out should you have a good hand. Be sure to only play your high cards, high flushes, high straights and raise on your real high pairs.
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The local players wait for outsiders, like you, and they will try to take your money if you let them. If you end up winning and extra $100 to $200 playing against them, be sure to thank them and leave immediately.  Also, be sure to set a lose-limit of 30% (of your buy-in stake), should things go in a negative direction while playing with the locals. For the most part though, try and leave a solid, "winning" impression on them. If they see you again someday, make sure they know who the boss is. Remember to play real tight; and like you would anywhere else, blast these playeres when you have an optimal hand.  Good luck and be sure to spank the locals real hard!


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