Chatting with a few internet players of late helped me to remember a subject that is vital to playing online poker, but at the same time is one that numerous players over look. At a live table in a casino you have your memory to depend on in respect to how different players played certain hands in specific circumstances. In any case, online you are given an inconceivable apparatus and that is the capacity to takes notes on a player. Those notes take after that player so that on the off chance that you get together with him at another table later in the competition or at a table 6 months down the line, you will have the capacity to see what you recorded about that player. This is greatly important data that ought not be over looked.
To start with, taking notes keeps you head in the diversion and your level of fixation high. I don’t think about you, yet I tend to play poker, answer email, look at eBay, chat on the telephone, watch a ball game on TV and eat a nibble all in the meantime. On the off chance that I drive myself to take notes, it keeps my brain from meandering making it much harder for me to wind up diverted and miss something. You never know when something will get to be pertinent later on.
Second, the notes you take must be anything but difficult to unravel later on and they should mean something. For instance: “this fellow is a jack-ass” doesn’t generally let you know much. Does he play out of position? Is it accurate to say that he is a call station? Will he make continuation wagers? Will he withdraw from a re-raise? Any of those things might be useful to know, however you should be sufficiently graphic in your note taking to express what is on your mind.
Something like “played 4-4 in ahead of schedule position and brought raise with over cards on the board” may be a decent approach to depict a circumstance. You need helpful data or it is not worth disturbing with. “Appears to play A-cloth out of position a great deal” is short and to the point. “Will crease in the BB to a catch raise” could be useful.
You additionally need to make some kind of assignment in respect to whether the propensity you have spotted is something you have seen various times, or is it only an initial introduction. I will put a question mark after my note ordinarily and afterward retreat and delete it in the event that I see it demonstrated again and again. For instance “raises from the catch?” might be something that I saw once, yet in the event that I see it again 2 or 3 times, I have to realize that with the goal that I can play against it appropriately. A few players I know will likewise date their notes so that in the event that you see this player again 6 months down the line, you realize that the note might be less important on the grounds that he could have balanced his play radically in that measure of time.
With everything taken into account, note taking is an extraordinary approach to keep up your fixation, whether the note proves to be useful later or not. This is one of those little instruments that you are given to use in internet play that you will never have in live play, so exploit it.