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Making notes - Wed Apr 13, 2011, 04:47 AM
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Even in my mind this question makes me feel stupid, but I have to ask.

I know I should be making notes on opponents at the tables but I never know what to write. A couple of examples I have written are: went all in utg +2 with k7; and runs the clock every hand, may be playing lots of tables and not paying full attention.

Is this the right sort of thing to be noting or am I doing it wrong? I should point out that presently I'm only playing freerolls and play money, so I know the players will play differently to real money, I just want to understand what I should be noting when I make the real money transition.

Thanks in advance,
Ram.
 
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?? - Wed Apr 13, 2011, 06:59 AM
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keep it simple- only note what you know-- cluttering your notes with 'maybe" and the like - only serves to complicate the issue-- start with this- note the players rank in the previous months play in the PSO- from that you can derive whether they are freerolling for a penny, or taking the league seriously- playing for points-- gl. monk-----
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Classify your opponents:

Tight aggressive TAG Tricky

Loose Aggressive LAG Maniac/Genius

Loose Passive LPA Calling Station

Tight Passive TPA Rock




Use the colours as above when taking notes and you can see what type of player your opponent is at a glance.

Update based on your experience at the table and not just results in the PSO league


TC

Last edited by topthecat; Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 08:41 AM.. Reason: grammar
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Lord Ramage View Post
Even in my mind this question makes me feel stupid, but I have to ask.

I know I should be making notes on opponents at the tables but I never know what to write. A couple of examples I have written are: went all in utg +2 with k7; and runs the clock every hand, may be playing lots of tables and not paying full attention.

Is this the right sort of thing to be noting or am I doing it wrong? I should point out that presently I'm only playing freerolls and play money, so I know the players will play differently to real money, I just want to understand what I should be noting when I make the real money transition.

Thanks in advance,
Ram.

i have to agree with monkeyskunk, keep it simple, i can give you some examples, not only make notes, use color codes for the players you play against, for example red= good player, top 100th player....caution..yellow= decent player, top 500th-1000th player and green= bad player, loose.fish, calls anything..just some examples, never confuse yourself..gl..
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Thanks Monk, that's exactly the type of thing I was hoping for. Two good tips, neither of which had occurred to me, obviously.

Appreciated,
Ram.

P.S. Any further tips from anyone will be gratefully received.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Oops, two more posts while my phone was sending my reply. Thanks TC and Tariq. These tips are so simple, but obviously I can see how effective once told about them....

Thanks again guys,
Ram.
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 09:48 AM
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I think Dave has a video up on note taking.. I like to search through the HH to see what players showdown with too, eg: ships 32 BB with K4 off, only raises 4BB with AJ or higher etc
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Roomik, I didn't realise you could do that. And I'm searching for that video when I get home from work.

Cheers,
Ram.
 

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