Brag: I've been invited to a home game.
It's gonna be FR, 100bb. I'm not sure if they're buying in more than once, but I'm gonna take 400bb, 200bb being in my shoe and the other 200bb in my wallet.
They play regularly, so I want to look to maximise my return over a large number of sessions. I think this means if I play a nit heavy 3bet game, I won't be invited back again. I was caught attacking their limps at some live pub game, and they didn't seem to care, but I suspect they'd get pissed if I 3bet them light a ton, but I'm not sure, they might view it as a bit of gamble. So generally speaking, if I think a preflop situation is close at all, even slightly -EV, I'm going VP$IP. This includes playing small PP from EP1, limping behind 3 other limpers with 68s from CO, and raising or calling KJo their too.
One of them is a decent player it seems. He knows of Poker Tracker and Hold'em Mananger and table scanner, he 10 tables PokerStars and used the term value town, explained EV to me and told me how he used to go play live all the time. However, I don't think he's that advanced, probably a micro grinder. He did open limp QJs from MP, but he was high at the time, but I'd imagine any advanced grinder would have that habit ruled out even from his C game.
I'm not sure how I'm gonna handle the inevitable offering of alcohol. I don't drink much at all, and whenever I do I get tipsy very, very easily, like 1 beer, I suspect since I don't drink I'm not resistant to it, like other people. Clearly, me having a drink with them is gonna cost me bb, but they may view it as rude to decline, and may get supicious that I'm some grinder. I'm not exactly sure how I'm gonna respond to this, I could say that I used to have alcohol issues, and forced myself to quit because of, I'd have to lie about my age if I did that too, perhaps say I'm 22. I could also say I can't drink and drive on my non-full car license, but that's risky since I don't actually have a car.
And what should I look out for, being cheated wise?