One thing I learned the hard way...rules are not always the same. Get the rules before you travel too far. Some regional tournaments are designed more towards little old ladies giving them a real chance to get lucky and win. Not much good to a serious player. One mistake I made worked out for me so I will pass it on. I went to make a large bet and rather than push my bet out I had picked it up. ONE chip fell off on the bet mark as I set the rest down, a sharp dealer called me on it and only let me bet one chip rather than the stack of chips. Kind of nit picky but it was a rule. The dealer did me a favor, I lost the hand. Bottom line is...always PUSH your bets out !!!!!!!