hold em, tournament style, is all about waiting mostly.
People watch it on tv and think a tournament is failry quick paced. It's not, it nothing but waiting for the good cards at first, and letting the other idiots at the table make a bluff when you've got something.
once you get some chips, it's about position relative to the dealer button and who you're playing against.
I play online (for real money, none of that for free crap) all the time, and while i'll never make a living at it, I started with $50.00 and have been able to pay for a lot of mods with the money i've made.