Poker Tips? Well, I have a few hours left at the office before I head downtown to meet up with some buddies for a night of getting piss drunk and throwing my money away at the poker table. We usually buy in for $20, but all wind up buying in for more at some point during the night, and the general goal of the night is to have fun and get drunk. The winner is commonly dragged to the strip of bars down the street in Adams Morgan and forced to buy multiple rounds of drinks for anyone, so the only thing the winner really gets is to drink for "free" that night. We all wind up making it home pretty much with empty wallets. That said, winning is fun. Anyone have any tips? Keep in mind that we don't stick to a certain type of poker. The dealing goes around the table a hand at a time, and dealer chooses the rules, so we play anything from Hold 'Em to Stud to Follow the Queen with a Leer (2-eyed jacks) and wild 2s. All sorts of crazy crap gets played, but its a lot of fun. At any rate, are there any tips that might help me out? I have a tendency to play really well at the beginning, win, then get cocky and start splashing too much on the table, get burned, and wind up rallying at the end to make my cash back. Last time we played, I was down to $2 of the $40 I'd bought in with, and in the last round of 6 hands, I went all in 5 times and won every single time (first time good hand, second time bluffing through my teeth, and after that people were wary about calling me--I wound up able to beat whoever did stay in to call my bluff each time), and went home with $45 in my pocket. I'm notorious for getting drunk and wagering insane amounts of my money, though, often with blatant disregard for what's in my hand. It worked a few times, but people are catching on that I'm just drunk and "chip-happy" and are calling me out.